Two Kinds of Riches and What to Do With Them (Thurs. Nov. 10)

The word of the day is “rich.”  If you are rich, “be rich in good works” (vs. 18).  That is Paul’s instruction in today’s reading from 1 Timothy 6:17-21.  In this passage, St. Paul closes his epistle with directives for the God-pleasing use of wealth.  He says, “Let them [the rich] do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to give, willing to share (vs. 18). Two Kinds of Riches There are all sorts of riches.  There are riches in this present age (vs. 17).  These are the riches that many desire  (9), the riches of money (vs. 10),  the riches of the haughty (vs. 17), and the riches that many store up for themselves on earth (Luke…