06 November 2010

MONEY-TALK

Saturday in the 31st Week of the Ordinary Time
Lk 16:9-15

Let us talk about money.

First, money changes everything. Does it? The answer is best found not in money itself but on who has it.

Second, money makes the world go round. This must be the reason why the more money a person has the more restless that person becomes. Such a person goes around and around seeking for what money cannot give: peace.

Third, when money speaks everybody listens. This must be one of the reasons why the world has become such a noisy place. Money keeps on talking.

Fourth, money is the root of all evil. Right? Wrong! Money is not the root of all evil. Rather, the love of money is the root of all evil. Money in itself is amoral – it is neither good or bad. It is simply a convenient tool for human transactions.

I had a teacher way back in high school who used to tell us, “God gave us things to use and people to love, and not things to love and people to use.” Money is a thing; use it. People are people; love them. Do not love people for money. Do not use money on people.

Now, if money could talk about us, what would it say?

4 Comments:

At 5:38 AM , Blogger talkneneng said...

Money is simply a resource for daily transactions.

Above all, God provides us everything we need. Kaya hindi na namin iniisip kung wala, kaunti, o maraming pera. S’ya naman ang bahala sa lahat. Siya na lang ang ma-mroblema. Hehehe. Sa Kanya kami humihingi. Take note, hindi utang yun at walang interest. :D

In this world, peace of mind is the best!

 
At 7:59 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jesus, we do wish to follow You.
Give us the courage to overcome the lure of the material world so as not to separate from you.

Lead us to Your path of treasure in the midst of this tricky world and show us the real joy which money could never buy.
Amen.


-rory

 
At 2:38 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

we have to set our minds on what was really happening on the real world..

and was really happening to state it in general -- money is a necessity to live (it must be a necessity), that's why people work to earn..
but for some, money is luxury, that's why there are some people who lived only to work and do whatever it takes to have a lot of money and achive the highest step of the ladder (to have a lot and lots of money, fame and power)..

our basic needs is necessity..
our dreams, desires and/or wants are luxury..

the satisfaction of a person was not totally filled because it is a process..it is innate on us to "want" something after the other even if sometimes we have more than enough(greediness)..sigh...
godbless to humanity..

 
At 3:52 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

some measure success in based on how much they have forgeting the value of money. I know someone who told his brother "divorce your wife, she is bad luck" just because the wife have been a full-time mom after giving birth that she did not have any financial contribution to the family income that she was regarded as bad luck. For that sister if was the value of money that dominate in her mind over the value of family. poor brother who always believes in his sister than giving value to his own family. many families are broken because they give value to the amount of money that the value of having a wife and children to be loved.

 

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