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“To follow Jesus is to be a wholemaker, essentially to love the world into new being and life.” – Ilia Delio
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2 Corinthians 9:6
Consider this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.
St. Paul is not preaching the prosperity gospel here.
When you look at the big picture of Jesus’ life and his teachings, he was not telling us that financial gains were rewards from God.
This type of thinking is where capitalists contort Jesus’ teachings to fit their philosophy.
St. Paul and the rest of the disciples obviously did not preach that.
In today’s scripture verse, Paul is talking about sowing the seeds of love and compassion.
When you live from a heart of love, you carry out the Corporal Works of Mercy: feed the hungry; give drink to the thirsty; clothe the naked; give shelter to the homeless; visit the sick; visit the imprisoned; and bury the dead.
The kingdom of God is built on the economy of grace, not the economy of consumerism.
When we sow love we are taking part in the mission that Jesus started.
We bring loving presence to all that is.
Love transforms the world to a loving place.
The aim is wholeness.
The returns on such sowing multiply in ways we cannot fathom.
And this treasure is eternal.
As Near Death Experiencers have said over and over, you will revisit the loving things you did as well as the not-so-loving-things when you return to God.
As they have also repeatedly said, you will realize that Love was all that really mattered.
Your material wealth as well as your worldly prestige and power will have dissolved into nothingness.
But the love that you gave will fill you bountifully.
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