Monday, May 20, 2013
It's all about the money, money, money...
We have heard it talked about many times... but what baffles me is that even those in the vineyard of the Lord are most of the times guilty of that same crime the Church is calling out as evil.
How many priests and bishops have we witnessed living a life of financial impropriety, living out of the Sunday collection as if it were their own personal piggy banks?
It has to start from us!
And this is where Liberation Theology fails. We don't have to be in solidarity with the poor by selling all of the patrimony of the Church and reducing our liturgy to simplistic expressions of Marxists plays! No. The churches, shrines, and basilicas and cathedrals, with all its treasures and beautiful vestments and vessels in its sacristy stays! But let us change how we live our lives.
St. Pius X wore his papal tiara and did not do away with the beautiful vestments of his pontifical office. But he lived simply and stated in his last will " I was born poor, I have lived poor, and I wish to die poor."
The Cure of Ars also lived the same way as the saintly pope. Here is my post about it.
So to prove that money is not the root of all evil..
For the clergy...live simply! Remember that God is everywhere. You cannot hide your secret bank accounts.
For the laity...live simply! Give to the needy and hungry. The world has enough Kardashians and Hiltons.
Remember this parable?
PS: The world is such in a bind because it mostly run by lawyers and economists.,