This weekend St Luke’s Gospel asks a challenging question: “What price do we put on material riches?” We are reminded that human, social and spiritual values are more precious than material values. Our worth as human beings is not measured in dollars and cents. Our worth is measured by our human dignity, our sense of belonging to a caring and loving community, and our belief in God’s eternal love for us. In the scale of values for each of us, our material worth is always secondary to our human dignity, our sense of communal love and our oneness with God through Jesus Christ. Our priority of values isn’t always an easy choice in our contemporary world where economic worth is such a strong ideology. Nevertheless, we pray that our faith will give us the courage to challenge such an ideology.