June 21.    The YCS group to which Patrick belonged had members who came from rich families as well as poor families, with most of them in between. Deacon Samuel led a meditation on the topic of “treasure.”  “It’s really hard to imagine but Jesus is using a real ubuntu concept when he is asking us not to be attached to our worldly belongings, a cellphone, xbox, motorbike or computer.  Maybe you have had to work hard for them. Consider that it might have taken you away from going to church or to your group. What in the end will be most important for you?”

Reflect, share, scripture: Lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven. Where your treasure is there will your heart be also.   Matt 6:19-23.   Pope Francis:  Since the market tends to promote extreme consumerism in an effort to sell its products, people can easily get caught up in a whirlwind of needless buying and spending.  The gadgets and technics forced upon him by the patterns of machine production and of abstract planning mass man accepts quite simply. To a greater or lesser degree mass man is convinced that his conformity is reasonable and just and leads people to believe that they are free as long as they have the supposed freedom to consume.   But those really free are the minority who wield economic and financial power.  LS 203.  ACTION AND PRAYER. What are my real treasures?