Do you love them? Send them on ahead where you can follow them; or else, when you give them your love here on earth, you either lose them while you are still alive, or leave them behind you when you're dead. Where?
You can see, of course, what you bury in the earth? Burying in the earth gives you a nice sense of security, while handing over to the one who made heaven and earth leaves you feeling anxious?
Well, keep it where you like; if you can find a better custodian than Christ, entrust it to him.
So why have any doubts about whom you can give to? It's the one who said, Saul, Saul, why are you causing me pain? It's the same one who says to you, "Feed me on earth."
Saul was raging, and yet it was Christ to Whom he was causing pain. The same applies to you also; pay out on earth, and it is Christ you are feeding.
Because this question which bothers you was foreseen by the Lord himself; those who are to be set on his right will also be bothered by it, and when he says, I was hungry and you gave me to eat, they will reply, Lord, when did we see you hungry?
And immediately they will hear, When you did it for one of these least of mine, you did it for me (Mt 25:35-40).
You want to have these rich possessions, in order to have the means of tickling your palate and filling your belly, because you fade away, otherwise; the one who will make you really and truly a rich person, is the one who grants you never to be hungry forever.
Let us lead good lives, and for our good life let us not set our hopes on the fleeting good things of this earth.
Earthly comfort is a cheap exchange for a good life.
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