Daily homily thoughts, 9/22

Yesterday we celebrated St. Matthew. He loved his piles of money. But they didn’t bring him any happiness to speak of. Then came Jesus. Jesus said, Follow Me. And he got up and left his money behind. No second thought is recorded in scripture. Amen. Today we hear in our gospel, blessed are the poor. Money, big houses, fancy jobs and cars….who cares. Jesus is what counts. Our first reading reminds us: We come into the world with nothing and we leave with nothing. Jesus gotta be our everything. Forget the stuff, or better, give the stuff to the service of Jesus. After all, as paul says, love of money is the root of all evil. Just ask St. Matthew