We attended Mass in Coshocton, Ohio, this morning. The gospel reading was about a farmer who has a good harvest. Instead of giving some of it away to people less fortunate, he builds another barn to store all of it for himself. God calls him a “fool” because, apparently, he’s headed to Hell for that decision. The priest in his homily then said to a group of rather well off parishioners(compared to the Third World)this wasn’t, necessarily, about “divesting” one’s material stuff… I sat flabergasted. There are some 24,000 people starving to death every day in the world, millions more people are without the basics in medicine, shelter, clothes… Of course, this is about divesting a lot of our American stuff.