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