Sunday 22 September 2019
25TH WEEK | Week I Psalter
25th Sunday In Ordinary Time
Amos 8:4-7. 1 Timothy 2:1-8. Psalm 112(113):1-2, 4-8. Luke 16:1-13.
Praise the Lord who lifts up the poor – Psalm 112(113):1-2, 4-8
‘Whoever is faithful in a very little is faithful also in much’
To be a trustee is to make good use of the funds entrusted to us. We will be classified as good and profitable trustees when finally our master asks an account of our stewardship. Matthew, the tax man, handled great sums of money on his path to sainthood: Judas let greed entrap him.
Selfishness and generosity tug against one another in each of us until we accept that policy of Jesus – ’Give, and it shall be given unto you. In as much as you failed to do it for the least of my little ones, you failed me.’ That crafty steward in the parable used cheating to gain personal popularity. Does my vanity hunger for popularity too?
Jesus, give me a generous heart to give my time, money, listening, patience, knowledge – always being a cheerful giver. Console me with your loving presence, so that my giving flows out of yours.