29th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
The Gospel today reminds us of the old adage “You can’t take it with you.” As death approaches, the rich can’t seem to imagine leaving their wealth behind. The Pharaohs of Egypt built great pyramids to house their wealth so that they could take it with them into the afterlife. Jokes abound about this great human folly.
One dying rich man told his wife to stuff two pillowcases with cash and put them in the attic. “As I go to heaven, I will grab the pillowcases on my way up.” he said.
Two weeks after the funeral she found the pillowcases, still in the attic. “Too bad,” she said to herself. “I knew I should have put them in the basement.”
Deacon Dick Folger