THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
FROM ST. AUGUSTINE SPIRITUALITY CENTER
“You cannot serve both God and mammon.” Luke 16: 13 How many times have we heard this saying? Jesus was very clear about the consequences of our choices. We have to determine what is “mammon” – all that distracts us from the following of God and aiding the poor.“…you who trample upon the needy and destroy the poor of the land…never will I forget…” Amos 8: 4-7 This is a pretty frightening pronouncement. Hence, it is important to know the stumbling blocks – money, power, position and possessions. None of these things are evil in themselves. It is how they are used that determines the culpability. In fact, if we have them, so much good can be accomplished.