Monday, 21st October

Luke 12:13–21

Someone in the crowd said to Jesus, "Teacher, tell my
brother to divide the family inheritance with me." But he said to him,
"Friend, who set me to be a judge or arbitrator over you?" And he
said to them, "Take care! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; for
one's life does not consist in the abundance of possessions." Then he told
them a parable: "The land of a rich man produced abundantly. And he
thought to himself, 'What should I do, for I have no place to store my crops?'
Then he said, 'I will do this: I will pull down my barns and build larger ones,
and there I will store all my grain and my goods. And I will say to my soul,
'Soul, you have ample goods laid up for many years; relax, eat, drink, be
merry.' But God said to him, 'You fool! This very night your life is being
demanded of you. And the things you have prepared, whose will they be?' So it
is with those who store up treasures for themselves but are not rich toward
God."

Reflection

Does my prayer full of needs of different kinds?

Can I ask Jesus help me not to be distracted by the waves on
the surface but to be sensitive to the deeper current that draws me to him?