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Going Beyond a Mercenary Love for God

Cycle AOrdinary TimeWeek 25

by Bishop Robert BarronSeptember 21, 2014


The Bible constantly warns against a merely mercenary relationship with God—a friendship of convenience or self-interest. We should not love God simply because doing so will produce many consolations in our life. We must enter a true relationship, where we fall in love not with his benefits, but with him.

Mass Readings

Reading 1 - Isaiah 55:6-9
Reading 2 - Philippians 1:20-24, 27
Psalm - Psalm 145:2-3, 8-9, 17-18
Gospel - Matthew 20:1-16