Twenty Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time
‘Trusted in little matters’
Romans 12:9-15, Psalm 25, Luke 16:10-13
An implication in this week’s Gospel is that money can wield the power to create or break down barriers between people. We are trusted as stewards to use and administer God-given resources and talents with wisdom and integrity. We have choices to make every day regarding our priorities. How we deal with small matters will determine the level to which we will be trusted in greater matters.
In this week’s reading it asks “Are your priorities ones that Jesus would approve of?” Being with family and friends is indeed a priority that Jesus would approve of: building relationships, providing support, enjoying leisure activities and good old-fashioned fun and laughter. In these challenging times we need to keep up the good work of being present to family and friends wherever and whenever we can. Where physical distance is a challenge, we can access all the benefits of modern technology by texting, emailing and video-calling to keep our relationships front and centre. The gift of our time, our energy, our presence is a priority for our loved ones. During this week we can make a conscious effort to make use of a resource we have, be it time, money or talent – to make life better for someone in our family or community.
“Never give up. Eagerly follow the Holy Spirit and serve the Lord. Let your hope make you glad. Be patient in times of trouble and never stop praying”.
Markelle Ward – ADRS – Garin College
[Edited from www.aucklandcatholic.org.nz]