31st Week in Ordinary Times : Friday 5th November, 2021

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DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage

Dear Friend in the Lord,

Living the Faith”: In today’s Gospel, using the Parable of the “Astute Steward” Jesus reminds His disciples to live our faith with “astuteness”, but always with a sincerity of doing God’s Will.  Ponder on, “Do we live our faith authentically or do we justify our evil ways?  God is aware of our intentions and deeds.”

Fr Philip Heng, S.J.

Luke 16:1-6, 8

Jesus said to his disciples, ‘There was a rich man and he had a steward who was denounced to him for being wasteful with his property. He called for the man and said, “What is this I hear about you? Draw me up an account of your stewardship because you are not to be my steward any longer.”

Then the steward said to himself, “Now that my master is taking the stewardship from me, what am I to do? Dig? I am not strong enough. Go begging? I should be too ashamed. Ah, I know what I will do to make sure that when I am dismissed from office there will be some to welcome me into their homes.”

‘Then he called his master’s debtors one by one. To the first he said, “How much do you owe my master?”  “One hundred measures of oil,” he said. The steward said, “Here, take your bond; sit down straight away and write fifty.”

‘The master praised the dishonest steward for his astuteness. For the children of this world are more astute in dealing with their own kind than are the children of light.’