18th Week in Ordinary Time : Sunday, 31st July 2022

Daily Word Of God

Luke 12:15-21

Jesus said to the crowd: ‘Watch, and be on your guard against avarice of any kind, for a man’s life is not is not made secure by what he owns, even when he has more than he needs.’

Then he told them a parable, ‘There was once a rich man who, having had a good harvest from his land, thought to himself, “What am I to do? I have not enough room to store my crops.” Then he said, “This is what I will do: I will pull down my barns and build bigger ones, and store all my grain and my goods in them, and I will say to my soul: My soul, you have plenty of good things laid by for many years to come; take things easy, eat, drink, have a good time.”

But God said to him, “Fool! This very night the demand will be made for your soul; and this hoard of yours, whose will it be then?” So it is when someone stores up treasure for himself in place of making himself rich in the sight of God.’

Today's Pointers on God's Word

As you read the passage what words, phases or meanings caught your attention?

  • Today’s parable of the “rich man and his good harvest” reminds us that life is transitory. If we have greed, avarice, selfishness and the like they will chain us all the more to this secular world that is passing.


  • All that we can “take with us” into eternal life after we die are the love we have shared and the good deeds we have done for God and for others. 


  • Ponder on your past and present lifestyle and ask yourself, “What can I be proud of when I meet God at the gates of heaven to give an account of the type of life that I have led?  Do you think that God would be happy with what He hears from you?