Friday, 19 May 2017

Father Leo’s Daily Meditation #essentialsofrecovery



MONEY


“Money is the symbol of duty. It is the sacrament of having done for mankind that which mankind wanted.”

–Samuel Butler

St. Paul said, “The laborer is worthy of his hire.” In one sense money – how people pay us for the services we have performed – is symbolic of our value in the community. Of course, this is not always true and people can make money by dishonest and destructive methods.


However, in our society money is also a force behind much creativity and job satisfaction. The danger is to become a “snob”. Thinking that we are better than others because we earn more money.


Spirituality is about discovering the “oneness” of mankind and incorporating our creative “difference” – we can all learn from each other. Pretentiousness is indicative of insecurities that need to be dealt within our recovery program.


O Lord, let my gratitude be seen in my relationship with others.
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