Friday of the 24th Week in Ordinary Time

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“Those who want to be rich are falling into temptation and into a trap
and into many foolish and harmful desires,
which plunge them into ruin and destruction.” (1 Tim 6:9)

The Greek word for plunge here refers to overburdening a ship, causing it to sink and create a shipwreck. See Luke 5:7: “They signaled to their partners in the other boat to come to help them. They came and filled both boats so that they were in danger of sinking.”

St. Paul’s point: greed overburdens our hearts and causes them to be shipwrecked along our journey to Heaven…

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