Dec 15, 2020
This is Bishop Michael Burbidge of the Catholic Diocese of Arlington. As Christmas nears, many of us will overload the internet with online shopping or take that last trip to the store. We too will be appreciative of any gifts we receive in less than two weeks. Maybe we will get that electronic device we wanted, the team jersey we hoped for, or the gift certificate to our favorite retailer. However, we have to be vigilant with how much we accumulate, for when the time comes to leave this world, Our Lord will not judge us according to the things we have. He will judge us by our faith, and what we shared and gave away to others, especially those in need. Jesus said that when we serve the poor, we also serve him. So spend these last days of Advent enjoying the season, but most importantly, by trying to grow “rich” in what matters to God.