HOMILY FOR FRIDAY OF THE 11TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME CYCLE II
THEME: YOUR TREASURE
BY: Fr. GERALD M. MUSA
HOMILY FOR FRIDAY JUNE 17 2022
An interviewer asked the famous singer, Bob Marley: “Are you a rich man?” Bob Marley responded: “What do you mean rich?” The interviewer asked further: “You have a lot of possessions? A lot of money in the bank?” Marley asked, “Possessions make you rich? I don’t know that type of richness, my richness is life!” According to Marley, “Some people are so poor, all they have is money.” A proverb says, “He is rich who is satisfied with what he has.” The pursuit of material wealth takes so much time and energy and leaves only a little or no time to care for the soul. Jesus wisely says, “For where your treasure is there will your heart be” (Matthew:19-23). Material treasures such as money, property, cars, and other luxuries of life are good. However, excessive attachment to these earthly treasures can take our minds away from pursuing the greatest treasure which is eternal life. Spiritual crisis looms whenever possessions possess anyone. Nothing and no one should possess us other than God. We should examine our priority and see if we prefer Gold more than God, or if anyone and anything other than God is possessing our souls. We can as well ask the following salient questions: Where do we invest our energy, power, talent, time, and resources? Are we attracted to spiritual things more than material things, and do we find worldly treasures more precious than eternal treasures?