November 4, 2016
(St. Charles Borromeo, Bishop)
Jesus told the parable of a dishonest steward who selfishly took gain from his master’s debtors. When his scam was revealed and his job was on the line, that steward used his same wit to befriend the debtors in hopes of winning their approval and securing a new job after he was fired from the first. Jesus concluded the parable saying, “… the master commended that dishonest steward for acting prudently. For the children of this world are more prudent in dealing with their own generation than the children of light.” Lk_16:1-8
When our end is near, beloved, what measures will we take for the salvation of our souls? And yet, do we ever know when that end will be for us. It may very well be this very night. Are we ready? Or are there too many souls who will convict us of all our wrongdoing? Maybe NOW is the time to start acting a little more prudently. Maybe now is the time for a little repentance and soul searching. Maybe now, as children of the light, we need to be turning to that light instead of the darkness. Jesus will help. All we need do is ask!
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