Saturday 7th November – Saturday of week 31 of the year
Reflection: Luke 16: 9-15
NO SERVANT CAN SERVE TWO MASTERS
St Paul, in his letter to Timothy says “No soldier in service gets entangled with civilian pursuits, since his aim is to satisfy the one who enlisted him” (2 Tim 2:4). Faithfulness is a great gift; yet it is a virtue that is lacking amongst many of us today. Jesus says in today’s gospel reading: “If you are unfaithful with unrighteous mammon, who will entrust to you true riches?”
Faithfulness cannot be partial; it is either “all” or “nothing”. How faithful are you to the gifts and blessings that God has entrusted to you? How faithful are you to commitments you have made to both man and God? Are you faithful in your dealings and relationships with fellow men or are you lacking in faithfulness? Today’s first reading gave an account of people who were faithful to their call in their own little way to the spread of the Gospel, they were great men and women who gave their input faithfully and were reckoned with. What can people say about your faithfulness and what can God say about your faithfulness? Is there a disparity in both recommendations? (Lk 16:15)
Today, God calls on you – John, Anthony, Justina, Charles, Theresa, Lucy, Chrisitiana…every one of us. He calls on us to live the faith so as to attain perfection. (Mt 5:48). Will you answer His call today?
PRAYER: Lord, please create in me a new heart that is committed and faithful to you always. Amen.
KNOW YOUR FAITH: CCC 543 – The word of the Lord is compared to a seed which is sown in a field; those who hear it with faith and are numbered among the little flock of Christ have truly received the kingdom. Then, by its power, the seed sprouts and grows until the harvest.
HIDE A TREASURE: “I have chosen the way of faithfulness, I set your ordinances before me.” Psalm 119:30 RSV-CE
Today’s Readings: Romans 16: 3-9, 16, 22-27; Psalm 144: 2-5, 10-11; Lk 16: 9-15