13 Someone out of the crowd said, “Teacher, order my brother to give me a fair share of the family inheritance.”
How many times do you feel dragged in the same situation that Jesus finds himself in? Someone out of nowhere will ask a question that puts you in the middle of a conflict or situation that either seems impossible or is a lose – lose situation. That’s the best way I can describe today’s reading.
Jesus speaks to the heart of the issue: greed. Greed that separates brother from brother, greed that destroys every once of humanity.
Life is not about that, life is about understanding who you are in the light of God and reaching out.
15 Speaking to the people, he went on, “Take care! Protect yourself against the least bit of greed. Life is not defined by what you have, even when you have a lot.”
Life, lived under this understanding goes to brings people together, it’s about self-sacrifice, giving of yourself and filling your life with things that are a reflection of heaven.