Monday, March 16

Read 1 Corinthians 1:3-9

"God is faithful; by him you were called into the fellowship of his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord."
— 1 Corinthians 1:9

Reflection: In today's society, far too many people strive to become rich and gather wealth, regardless of the cost — and even more people suffer as a result.

In 1 Corinthians 1:3-9, Paul makes an interesting comment about the Corinthians. He says that they have been given grace and, as a result, they have been enriched with in their communication and knowledge. The interesting thing here is that for Paul this richness comes from God.

This reveals something worthy of consideration: God is interested in sharing His wealth. The result of such generosity is a partnership with Christ. This revealing statement resonates both with the season in which we are living but also with the society in which we live.

Wealth is something that is best shared. This sharing can bring people together around the common goal of building a better and more equitable society. It can develop partnerships that benefit everyone. This scripture and thus this season invite us into a lifestyle of sharing as people created in the image of God. Who choose day by day, in this sense, be God like.

By Roberto Barrios, Interfaith Worker Justice

Prayer: God, as we move forward in this season of Lent, guide us in the direction of generosity. Touch the hearts of our nation's employers and remind them of their obligation to pay workers a fair living wage.

"The world tells us to seek success, power, and money; God tells us to seek humility, service, and love." – Pope Francis

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