“a Lamp to my feet. a Light for my path.” – James 5:2-3

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TODAY’S WORD…

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Your wealth is rotting away, and your fine clothes are moth-eaten rags.

Your gold and silver are corroded.

The very wealth you were counting on will eat away your flesh like fire.

This corroded treasure you have hoarded

will testify against you on the day of judgment.

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– James 5:2-3 (NLT)

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REFLECTION…

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Greed, is an inordinate desire for material things; for money; for riches.

Greed is one of the seven deadly sins.

Avaricious persons offend against justice and charity.

So keen are they on their self-aggrandisement,

so great is their lust for power,

that they become insensitive to the needs of whoever is around them;

whoever they are meant to love, respect and even serve.

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One will note that all of Jesus’ preaching is a call to justice – in its fullness, and without diminution –

and it is the Apostle St James who addresses this issue

by reproaching those who grow rich through fraud and injustice:

The very wealth you were counting on will eat away your flesh like fire.

This corroded treasure you have hoarded

will testify against you on the day of judgment.

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REPETITIVE PRAYER FOR TODAY…

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Father, deliver us from every evil – from all injustice and greed. Amen.

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Note: The main source of today’s REFLECTION is the seven-volume work

“In Conversation with God” by Padre Francisco Fernández Carvajal.

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