Summary: God wants us to take care of things that he has given us, but he also wants us to take care of other people, especially the poor. Sometimes that means we have to sell what we have and give the money to the poor.
Good morning boys and girls!
Do you have a favourite toy or piece of clothing?
How do your treat it? Do you take care of it or are you rough with it?
All of us have things that we have to take care of especially if we have received it as a gift. Do you know someone else who have given us things to take care of? God has given us things to take care of. Can anyone tell me what they are?
God wants us to take care of things that he has given us, but he also wants us to take care of other people, especially the poor. Sometimes that means we have to sell what we have and give the money to the poor. We can also give anything that we don’t want or need any more to the poor. When we do this, we will store up treasures in heaven because we will show that we love others as we love ourselves and as God loves us.
How else can we store up treasures in heaven? We can store up treasures by doing things to help others. For example, we can visit the sick, help to feed the hungry, cheering up someone who is sad, praying for one another, working in a homeless shelter, being a friend to someone who is lonely, forgiving someone who has hurt us or saying you’re sorry when you hurt someone.
Let’s pray. Dear God, thank you for the treasures we have on earth. Help us to be faithful each day in building up treasures in heaven. In Jesus’ name we pray, AMEN.