Reflection from Fr. Taylor: September 18, 2016, 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Reflection from Fr. Taylor: September 18, 2016, 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Amos 8:4-8; 1 Timothy 2:1-10; Luke 16:1-13

No servant can serve two masters. As we live in this world the Lord reminds us that we have much to be accountable to and responsible for. The Prophets were always aware of this and so many of their challenges had to do with the challenging message of the Lord. You can never go wrong with doing what is right and just even though it looks at time that evil has the upper hand.

Material goods and money gives us much responsibility. Wealth carries with it a moral responsibility to share with others. Not only how we make money, but also how we spend it says a lot about our priorities. There are many good people around us who are extremely generous in what they have and how they give of their time. Then there are others who only think of themselves.

Most of us who are Christians fall somewhere in the middle. We try to share what we have with those who have less, and in this way be sure that we are not serving two masters. Our own wealth, money, and material goods, are here to serve. They cannot own or possess us. We should think about this.

When good luck comes our way and we get something way beyond what we need, do not let it overcome you, but immediately think of ways in which you can share it with others. We are making friends not only here earth, but also in heaven where God is never outdone in generosity.

 

 

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