Tuesday, September 21

Synchronicity in current events and readings

And then there are times when you'd really prefer that the scripture readings didn't ring so strongly with the world around us.

Vatican Bank 'investigated over money-laundering'
BBC - "The head of the Vatican Bank, Ettore Gotti Tedeschi, is under investigation as part of a money-laundering inquiry, police sources say. Prosecutors also seized 23m euros ($30m; £19m) from the bank's accounts with another smaller institution. The inquiry was launched after two suspicious transactions were reported to tax police in Rome. The Vatican said it was 'perplexed and astonished', and expressed full confidence in Mr Tedeschi."

Sunday's gospel reading was from Luke 16.
“One who is faithful in a very little is also faithful in much, and one who is dishonest in a very little is also dishonest in much. If then you have not been faithful in the unrighteous wealth, who will entrust to you the true riches? And if you have not been faithful in that which is another’s, who will give you that which is your own? No servant can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.” (emphasis mine)

*sighs deeply and hangs head*  What can I say?

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