Pope Francis has called us to be a church for the poor. This doesn’t mean that the wealthy are not a part of the church, by no means. Rather they are invited to partner with the church to serve those suffering on the peripheries, those who hunger and thirst, both for physical nourishment and for justice, and their needs must also be met. This is what it means to allow your life ”to be hidden in Christ.” The Gospel speaks to us today of this truth of Christian living. Two brothers fighting over stuff asking Jesus to be arbitrator over an inheritance, or a man so wealthy and greedy he can only see building to gain more. No! Christ encourages us and demands of us to be unstuck from the stuff of life that binds us, the chains us down and retrains us. When we seek Christ, seeking His face, seeking to know Him and seeking to see Him in the faces and pain of those on the peripheries, it is then that he provides for us.
I used to get nervous and concerned when we didn’t have money’,like now! Each and every time I’d become fixed on not having all we needed to survive, but I have to trust that God will provide it. God would use someone who has the means to be a blessing to our mission so that we might continue to share the love and good news in Jesus Christ. Daily we must seek His face, that is the face of God. And when we seek Him truly all that we need will pour forth into our laps.