First of all, thank you. As Catholics who show up to Mass each week and who generously put a part of your hard-earned paycheck in the collection basket, you may feel like you don’t hear that often enough. So thank you.
Today’s readings challenge us to reflect on how we utilize our wealth. In parish life, we often describe this as “stewardship” of our resources, and a universal mantra in church circles attests that wealth involves the three T’s—time, treasure, and talent.
Julius Henry “Groucho” Marx (1890 – 1977) was an American comedian and actor. He was often known for his quick wit and he is widely considered to be one of America’s greatest comedians. He was accepted as a member of the exclusive Friar’s Club in Hollywood. Groucho however, expressed his disappointment that the club was not as exclusive as he first thought. His telegram to the committee read: “Please accept my resignation.