True riches are found in the things that we are willing to let go of and give away. In today’s passage from Luke, we read about the vanity of earthly possessions through a parable of a rich man. In this parable today, we can see similarities to other parables: the prodigal son, the dishonest steward, and the unjust judge. The main difference in today’s reading from Luke is that the protagonist does not turn to God. Instead, the rich man decides to accumulate more wealth and Jesus says the rich man is foolish in his ways.
What do we want Jesus to call us: a faithful servant or a rich fool?
Jesus will call us faithful when we grow rich in faith; when we become responsible and generous stewards of our time, talents, and resources.
Father Jilson Tom, C.S.C. is from the Northeast India Province of Holy Cross. A native of Kerala, Father Jilson has been serving in a parish and school ministry since his ordination twelve years ago. He joins the Family Rosary team as an Assistant, while he works to study Pastoral Counseling in the Boston area. With a personal devotion to Mother Mary, Father Jilson is thrilled to be working to enhance family prayer through the Rosary. And if you ever need a listening ear or want to play a board game, Father Jilson’s your guy!