Sin is turning a gift into a possession.
All these things are gifts from God.
They are good.
When we make them possessions rather than gifts, we sin.
When we accept them as gifts from God and treat them as gifts for others, we grow in greater unity with God and our neighbors.
Give thanks for the gifts.
Give ourselves to others.
Many thanks to Msgr. Michael Heinz for a wonderful Good Friday homily and to my daughter who was quiet enough in the back of the church to let me listen.