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The Poverty of the Rich: Family Reflection Video

The Poverty of the Rich: Family Reflection Video

Love thy Neighbor  |  Strengthening family unity

Do we possess wealth or does wealth possess us?

A father took his soon to see how the poor live, so he would be motivated to work hard when he grew up. On the way home, the boy commented that the people they saw had entire rivers, compared to his swimming pool, they had friendly neighbors, compared to his gated community, and they had land beyond sight, compared to his small plot. He said, “Thank you, Dad, for showing me how poor we are!”

Sometimes we live in a checklist, thinking we need so much to be happy, but Jesus says one does not come to God’s Kingdom by completing a check-list of good deeds, but by living in the right attitude. Do we see importance in things outside of wealth? What humble place do you find Jesus?

Lord, keep our hearts humble.

About Father Jilson Tom, C.S.C.

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!