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The Lessons of Qoheleth

Cycle COrdinary TimeWeek 18

by Bishop Robert BarronAugust 05, 2007

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Both our first reading and Gospel function as a slap in the face, cold water, a wake-up call. They show how passing, ephemeral, and unreliable are the goods of this world. The idea is to set our hearts, as Paul says, on the higher things, rooting our lives in God.