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22nd September 2019 Sunday 25th Week of Ordinary Time

Amos 8:4-7, 1 Timothy 2:1-8, Luke 16:1-13

“For you, for them”
What can this dishonest steward teach us about our life and our faith?
The dishonest steward belongs to the ‘children of this world’. They use well their resources to serve their own interests. What about us as ‘children of the light’? Do we stop and even reflect on how we want to use, not just our money, but also our talents, gifts and time to serve God and His people? At the end of our lives, what do we want to bring with us to heaven? We cannot bring with us all that we have accumulated here on earth when one day we leave this life. Thus, we need to use all that we have and accumulate for others, not just for selfish gains. We are called to become responsible and generous stewards.

At the end of our lives, when we stand at the gates of heaven, may we hear our Master telling us, “Well done, my good and faithful servant! Enter into your master’s happiness.”

Questions for reflection:
1) At the end of my life, what do I want to take with me to heaven?

2) How can I be a responsible and generous steward today?