Memorial of Saints John de Brébeuf and Isaac Jogues, Priests, and Companions, Martyrs

‘You fool, this night your life will be demanded of you; and the things you have prepared, to whom will they belong?’

Thus will it be for the one who stores up treasure for himself but is not rich in what matters to God.

The peace of the Lord be with you. We are material beings living in the material world, so material things are not necessarily bad in and of themselves. The difficulty with material things is when we start to make them the treasures of our heart and let them rule our lives.

Jesus reminds us today that our truest treasures are the ones that don’t take up physical space but that create eternal joy. So today let us enjoy the good things that surround us, but more importantly let is immerse ourselves in the way of God which gives us true freedom, peace of mind, and life everlasting. In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Readings for Monday, October 19, 2020