All three of our readings for this weekend speak of a primordial spiritual truth—that is to say, the need to detach oneself from the goods of this world. This has nothing to do with hatred of this world or of matter or the flesh; all of that sort of dualism is repugnant to the Bible. It has to do with a “wearing lightly” of this world and its goods, even as those goods are acknowledged and celebrated.

Mass Readings

Reading 1 – Ecclesiastes 1:2, 2:21-23
Psalm – Psalms 90:3-17
Reading 2 – Colossians 3:1-11
Gospel – Luke 12:13-21