28th Sunday in Ordinary Time

St. Pius X | News
12 Oct 2018

In an age when many of us find it difficult to make ends meet, contemporary society bombards us with a set of values based on the need for material security. But the wisdom that comes from God measures differently and ranks power and riches as nothing. There is more to life than what is immediately apparent and spiritual values run deeper than worldly standards. We are told today that we can’t buy our way into heaven. Wealth mixes with worship of God just as well as oil with water. Being rich and having lots of money may not be our problem but all of us are invited to answer God’s call to come follow him. Jesus is asking us the same question. He is not asking us to admire his way of life but to live it fully and not as part-time followers. Discipleship is always costly and following Christ means making the best use of our present situation and placing our lives in his hands. We have only one life and Christ is inviting us to leave the world a better place for our presence than we found it. We achieve this by helping others and not by grasping everything for ourselves.