Dear sisters and brothers,
As I said in my sermon this past Sunday, I find it profoundly good news that, in the midst of a world languishing under the spell of Mammon, which always promises way more than it can deliver, Jesus is revealing and making possible a life that really is life.
It’s a life of mutuality and solidarity where we’re all empowered to share with each other and take care of each other, so that the lowly are raised up, the outsiders are embraced, the oppressed are liberated, and the marginalized are transfigured into icons of Christ.
This is the beautiful life we’re invited into together, friends. We break Mammon’s spell over our lives by recognizing that life is a sheer gift from a God who cannot stop giving, and so sharing with each other and all who are in need becomes a matter of course. Placing our bodies with the marginalized goes from a religious chore to a delightful blessing, because we meet Christ there.
So, as a community, let us continue to break Mammon’s spell over our lives and our world by doing good, being rich in good works, generous, and ready to share, thus storing up for ourselves the treasure of a good foundation for the future that is sure to come, so that we may take hold of the life that really is life.