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Sunday, September 23, 2007

September 23, 2007

Jesus said: “My people, in today’s Gospel (Luke 16:1-13) there is a mention of your earthly wealth as dishonest wealth.  This is truly the case in situations where evil men are dishonest in fraudulently stealing money from others.  Even in your own Federal Reserve Banking System your central bankers create money out of thin air in claiming bond values that exist only by the stroke of a pen.  They create wars and profit from selling arms and the interest on these war debts.  Some earn their money properly, but a good share are cheating even as the Israelites did in the first reading by fixing their scales.  There is another kind of true wealth which is the treasure in heaven that you store up for all of your good deeds that you are not repaid for.  All of your prayers, evangelization efforts, and teachings of My Word are storing up your reward in heaven, even as this gold box indicates in the vision.  Those, who idolize their earthly treasure in money, property, and possessions, are making gods out of this earthly, dishonest wealth.  But those, who are more concerned with serving Me in prayers, love, and good deeds, are praising and worshiping Me.  These people will receive true wealth in their reward in heaven.  (Luke 12:33,34) ‘Sell what you have and give alms.  Make for yourselves purses that do not grow old, a treasure unfailing in heaven, where neither thief draws near, nor moth destroys.  For where your treasure is, there also will your heart be.’”
Jesus said: “My people, everything that you see in this world is passing away, including what you call money.  Even in today’s Gospel I am asking you to use this dishonest money to help others so you can put treasure in heaven.  (Luke 16:9) ‘I tell you, make friends for yourselves with dishonest wealth, so that when it fails, you will be welcomed into eternal dwellings.’  You have poor people and your own friends and relatives that could benefit from your charity, both for money, time, and even prayers.  Whenever you help a poor person, you will receive even more graces because they cannot pay you back.  Many times people commit sins of omission when I give them opportunities to give charity to poor people in money or time, but they refuse to help them.  You should always be open in your heart out of love to help your neighbor in need, even when you do not know them.  I love all of you very much and I lavish you with many gifts, both spiritual and temporal.  Just as I share everything with you, so you should be willing to share with others from all that you have without being selfish with your possessions.  All of the charity money that you donate will be more valuable to the poor person and more valuable to you as treasure in heaven.  Share with others in prayers, faith, charity, and good deeds, and your treasure in heaven will last forever.”

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