The Five Fingers

From Moments by Fr Jerry Orbos SVD

Take a moment to look at your fingers. Have you ever wondered why the thumb is separate from the four fingers of your hand?

The story is told about five brothers and sisters. The parents entrusted to the eldest all their wealth and resources with the instruction that he take care of his brothers and sisters in their absence. But, as the story goes, the eldest appropriated all of what was left by the their parents for himself and did not share with his brothers and sisters.

The selfishness of the thumb angered his brothers and sisters. The four retaliated by distancing themselves from him.

Yes, the thumb has all the wealth, but he lost his brothers and sisters.

A Moment with the LORD

Lord, let no money, treasure and inheritance separate us from one another and from you. Amen.

A Moment with the WORD

“I pray that all may be one… that the world may believe that you sent me.” John 17,21

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