Phil.3:17-4:1/ Ps.122/ Luke 16:1-8
Today’s gospel passage presents us with the parable of the dishonest steward. It teaches us about stewardship. From the dishonest steward we learn to become honest stewards. Here was a man who had mismanaged his stewardship. Since he was being fired he decided to ensure he has a place to live afterwards. Thus, the gospel says “Sons of this world are wiser in their own generation than the sons of light.” Beloved, when we are dismissed from this world, where shall we live? Therefore, let us stand firm in the Lord says St. Paul and let us use every opportunity, wisdom and knowledge to secure eternal life.
LET US PRAY
Almighty and ever-faithful Lord, gratefully acknowledging Your mercy and humbly admitting our need, we pledge our trust in You and each other. Filled with desire, we respond to Your call for discipleship by shaping our lives in imitation of Christ. We profess that the call requires us to be stewards of Your gifts. As stewards, we receive Your gifts gratefully, cherish and tend them in a responsible manner, share them in practice and love with others, and return them with increase to the Lord. We pledge to our ongoing formation as stewards and our responsibility to call others to that same endeavor. Almighty and ever-faithful God, it is our fervent hope and prayer that You who have begun this good work in us will bring it to fulfillment in Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.