DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage
Dear Friend in the Lord,
Integrity – Faith: In today’s Gospel, Jesus proclaimed to His disciples to have “integrity” in all “small and big” things in life. For this Jesus cautioned that the attractions of “money” can develop into greed and eventually becoming a slave to it. Sadly, this can destroy our relationship with God.
Fr Philip Heng, S.J.
Jesus said to his disciples, ‘I tell you this: use money, tainted as it is, to win you friends, and thus make sure that when it fails you, they will welcome you into the tents of eternity. The man who can be trusted in little things can be trusted in great; the man who is dishonest in little things will be dishonest in great. If then you cannot be trusted with money, that tainted thing, who will trust you with genuine riches? And if you cannot be trusted with what is not yours, who will give you what is your very own?
‘No servant can be the slave of two masters: he will either hate the first and love the second, or treat the first with respect and the second with scorn.. You cannot be the slave both of God and of money.’