In our gospel today, Jesus tells a story of a rich man that fires his steward for squandering his property. The steward quickly calls his master’s debtors and reduces the amount they owe to gain their favor, because he may need their friendship in the future. Many interpret the amount that the steward reduced the debt by was the commission the steward added to the debt for himself.
Jesus then tells us the rich man commended the steward for his prudence, and comments that the “sons of this world are more prudent with their own, than the sons of light”. What he is telling his disciples is that those with allegiance to God should be as prudent and farsighted in Godly ways, as the worldly are in acting in worldly ways.
Jesus wanted his followers to be happy and have eternal life. He wants the same for us. Today, let us reflect on this scripture and look at our lives. Are we as focused on securing our eternal life, as we are on securing our worldly life?
What has a greater sense of urgency for us, serving God, or securing our worldly well-being?
De Colores, Deacon Kevin
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Resources for those not able to attend Mass
Daily Readings in English and Spanish from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops:
Prayers, readings for Mass, and additional spiritual readings are available at:
“Give Us This Day” a digital file of their periodical, which includes daily Mass texts. Visit GUTD.net and select “Digital” in the upper right of the screen.