Friday 17 September 2021 – Daily Prayer

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St. Robert Bellarmine. Day of repentance

1 Timothy 6: 2-12. Happy the poor in spirit; the kingdom of heaven is theirs! – Psalm 48 (49): 6-10, 17-20. Luke 8: 1-3.

We didn’t bring anything into the world and we can’t make anything out of it

Two millennia after St. Paul’s letter to Timothy, in which the love of money was cited as the root of all evil, Nobel Prize winners Angus Deaton and Daniel Kahneman found that money bought emotional well-being (“happiness”), but only up to one At some point, and for your North American subjects with an income of $ 75,000 a year, you hypothesized that this was the threshold at which more money no longer improves an individual’s ability to do what is most important to their emotional wellbeing such as B. Spending time with people he likes, taking care of his health, and enjoying free time.

Life requires resources – even the Gospel suggests that Jesus and the Twelve relied on the support of the several women who accompanied them – but today’s readings emphasize that the pursuit of great profits to the exclusion of everyone else also leads to ruin and Destruction can result in being rather pointless. After all, we cannot take anything out of this world.

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