Sunday, July 31, 2022
The readings for Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time for Year C are a warning against becoming to attached to worldly goods and temporary pleasures. In the first reading (Ecclesiastes 1:2; 2:21-23) we are warned that the things of this world will not bring us lasting joy. The psalm (Psalm 90:3-4, 5-6, 12-13, 14 and 17) reminds us that our days hear are numbered. In the second reading (Colossians 3:1-5, 9-1) we are reminded to focus on our spiritual lives. In the gospel (Luke 12:13-21) Jesus tells the parable of the Rich Fool who put all of his energy into acquiring wealth and then suddenly died.
Detachment from the things of this world and enriching our spiritual lives are themes for this Sunday. Here are some ideas: