Lifeissues is mainly concerned with publishing thoughtful articles directly related to issues raised in Evangelium Vitae. However, from the very beginning, we have also published a few related homilies, notably by Fr. Al Cariño, O.M.I., Fr. Tony Pueyo, and others.
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The pursuit of wealth makes people hard and selfish. Because their only concern is themselves, they become unmindful of those with less in life. In fact, they look down on them. Wealth also makes people spiritually blind, depending for their needs entirely on themselves,
The Gospel message is a challenge to take part in an especially difficult vocation. Christianity possesses a social dimension that is oftentimes ignored when we limit ourselves simply to pious acts, when we believe that simply by going to Mass on Sunday and praying a little every day we are doing all that we can do to be a good Christian.
The Gospel this Sunday makes us examine where our priorities lie. What do we really value in life? Do we value the Jesus to the extent that what we consider as our wealth takes second place? Let the Lord Jesus be No. 1.
Life is an adventure. There are times of crises and times of stability. There are ups and downs. Growth comes with every critical period. We learn to walk, talk, and socialize. From dependence we learn to be independent and interdependent. Hopefully, as the years go by, we grow to be more mature and we move from self-absorption to self-sacrifice.
We return to Jesus' question, "Why do you call me good?" Why?
Where you are headed is just as much defined by "where not to go" as it is by "where to go". We live in a broken world; fetal body parts are for sale, men are leaving their wives and children for the younger looking woman at the office, countless men are addicted to Internet pornography, people are selling their souls for financial security, but so many are smitten by Pope Francis' message of love because many of them really believe that because he speaks generally and does not get down to specifics that the specifics don't matter.