The readings for this weekend have a tremendous cohesiveness. They all speak to a truth about our world that is hard to take in, that has to be repeated to each generation afresh, a truth that many older people have an easier time understanding than young people:
nothing in this world lasts.
Reading 1 – Ecclesiastes 1:2, 2:21-23
Psalm – Psalms 90:3-17
Reading 2 – Colossians 3:1-11
Gospel – Luke 12:13-21