Trusting in God’s Fatherly Providence

 

Matthew 6:19-23

 

The Navarre Bible notes are instructive.

“Jesus teaches that the true treasure trove

Is made of good works done with an upright

Intention; these will obtain for us an

Eternal reward from God in heaven.”

 

Jesus said, “Do not lay up for yourselves

Treasure on earth.”  Here is sound stewardship.

Save enough money for estate taxes.

 

Jesus Christ wisely taught that the eye is

“A lamp that provides the body with light.”

 

Aquinas wrote, “The eye refers to mo-

tive…if your intention is sound…direct-

ed towards God…all your actions, will be

Sound, sincerely directed towards good.”

 

Patrick McCaskey

 

Patrick McCaskey is a Vice President and Director of the Chicago Bears, Chair of Sports Faith International, and Chair of WSFI Catholic Radio 88.5, as well as poet and the author of our Sports and Faith Series. He is also a grandson of George “Papa Bear” Halas.  McCaskey’s latest book is Tuition Rebate.   Patrick McCaskey’s Poems About the Gospel and Poems About the Gospel II are books for all seasons where readers can find a few words of encouragement in every poem–both books are available from Amazon.

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