29th Monday in Ordinary Time

  FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD Monday October 22, 2018 Twenty-ninth Week of Ordinary Time WORD of the DAY   Someone in the crowd said to him, “Teacher, tell my brother to share the inheritance with me.” He replied to him, “Friend, who appointed me as your judge and arbitrator?”  Then he said to the crowd, “Take care to guard against all greed, for though one may be rich, one’s life does not consist of possessions.” (Luke 12: 13-21)   How shall I live this Word? Appealing to a law in itself correct, but simply “secular” and therefore tendentially atheist, man by removing the law of God claims what is his, as in the famous parable of chap. 15  when the part of inheritance is requested by the minor son, who abdicates the rights of a merciful Father’s son (Lk 15, 12). He paws for his share of inheritance, for what he has earned with the sweat of his brow, to enjoy the fruits of a job for which he has spent time and energy. For this licit and apparently harmless road, the order of values ​​can easily be subverted: the compensation is no longer what is necessary for...