Saturday, September 21, 2013

"No servant can serve two masters": Choose your home, eternal or temporary

"Home is where, if you have to go, they have to take you in."

All joking aside, there are some, like the steward in the Gospel, have no where to go.He was soon to be out on his ear for having squandered his master's money but used his position fraudulently one last time to give hope that he might have refuge after losing his position.

‘What shall I do, now that my master is taking the position of steward away from me? I am not strong enough to dig and I am ashamed to beg. I know what I shall do so that, when I am removed from the stewardship, they may welcome me into their homes.’

He learned the hard way that love money cannot buy happiness because after all was said and done he had no friends as well, it seems, as no family either.

Family is the first place where we learn the value of the person, that persons are more important than things. Have you seen siblings put inanimate toys aside as of no interest in order to play with each other for long hours? People are fascinated with other people when life is in balance.

Sin and love of money takes the balance out of life and causes unhappiness. It can cause unhappiness forever of one is not converted by love of Jesus Christ to reject money and the material things of this world as idols which enslave. Jesus Christ alone brings the freedom to love our dignity enough to reject the alternatives which enslave as had done
the dishonest steward.

"The person who is trustworthy in very small matters is also trustworthy in great ones." The small things with which the Lord entrusts us now are the keeping on the Commandments, the task of learning that we cannot hope to return His love without Jesus Christ.

I tell you, make friends for yourselves with dishonest wealth, so that when it fails, you will be welcomed into eternal dwellings."

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