Money. Family Faith focus 6 October. “Families Walk the Talk”

Every dinner table conversation is likely to include the subject of corruption. Depending on the gathering it is likely to be about the public sector, the private sector, the business world, historic or current events. But somehow it is always another who is guilty.  In families we can fall into that same trap but with children it is our task too to look at ourselves and address the need for honesty.  “Would righteousness, to use a biblical term, include our attitude towards money?” Hope asked. “Is money there to be spent carelessly, or carefully, prudently and not wasted?” “Can making as much money as possibly be the right thing to do?”

Righteousness belongs to the Lord our God but confusion of face as at this day to us, the inhabitants of Jerusalem and our kings and princes and priests and fathers because we have sinned before the Lord and have not heeded the voice of the Lord.   Baruch 1:15-21. 

Pope Francis.  Do not fall into the terrible trap of thinking that life depends on money and that in comparison with money anything else is devoid of value or dignity.   MV19

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