Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time

In the modern, rather individualistic world in which we live, there is a temptation to believe that what we have, we have earned, a result of my own hard work or that of others, such as a family.  But today’ gospel is a reminder that all we have is from God.  As such, we should not be hoarders of God’s good gifts.  Even money itself should not be thought of as ours.  Let us die to the notion of possessions, what is mine versus yours, and let us instead engage in a lifestyle of discipleship that shares what we have with the least among us.