Love is the Answer

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In our Gospel reading today, Jesus has an encounter with a man which prompts Him to warn the gathered crowd, “Take care to guard against all greed, for though one may be rich, one’s life does not consist of possessions.”

Jesus then goes on to tell a story about a wealthy man who accumulates a lot of stuff, then sits back feeling very proud of himself. But God admonishes him, saying, “You fool, this night your life will be demanded of you; and the things you have prepared, to whom will they belong?” And Jesus finishes with, “thus will it be for the one who stores up treasure for himself but is not rich in what matters to God.

This, of course, begs the question: What matters to God? I suppose we could all come up with our own interpretation of the answer to that question. But, as Christians, perhaps we should seek the opinion of the One whom we claim to follow. I think the answer can be summed up in one word: Love. This reminds me of an old 70's song written by Todd Rundgren and covered by England Dan and John Ford Coley called Love is the Answer. So to recap: What matters to God? Love is the answer.

Father, teach us to be truly rich in what matters to you. Let your love that is within us be poured out to all of our brothers and sisters today. Amen.

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