21 Oct 2019 : Climbing the Wrong Ladder


29th Week in Ordinary Time

Readings: Rom, 4:20-25, Lk, 12:13-21

It is Thomas Merton who commented, “We might spend our whole life climbing the ladder of success only to find when we get to the top that our ladders leaning is against the wrong wall.” The Gospel of today presents a similar situation. The man looks forward to a great possession and happy life with it. Hence, he says let me build a larger barn to store the grains. But the same night the Lord seems to say, dear child you have been climbing the wrong ladder. It may be good to give a thought to our own life; are we on the right ladder of life? Will this bring me joys of eternal life and say like St. Paul, “I have fought the good fight.” Remember what Thoreau Dutt has to say, “A man is rich in proportion to the number of things which he can afford to let alone.” May the right ladder of life assist us in this materialistic drawn world.


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