The Church welcomes us to change how we think about things. What I am hearing from Synodal “listening” sessions is not that message but, instead, how the Church needs to change how she thinks about things.
Living wholly in the civil, present, temporal world tends to blur our attention to the “bigger picture.” Trying to live according to the rhythms of the liturgical year gives us perspective: everything is not about the right now and the demands of the moment.
The Feast of the Holy Innocents should remind us of the abortion holocaust, not immigration debates. The Church’s vestments are red because the children bled and were dead, not because the Holy Family fled.
Mammon is properly not “served” but “used.” It is a thing. It serves a purpose: acquiring goods that better human life. If we “use” mammon for that purpose, it’s good; if we “serve” mammon, we make a tool which should be our servant our master.