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On Today’s Gospel

Posted: November 4, 2022 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections
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“They make foods into their god and they are proudest of something they ought to think shameful; the things they think important are earthly things.”

Stark warning from St Paul on how we can become enemies of the cross of Christ!

We need to account for how we are living each day in the light of the Resurrection of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. And we must correct the errors of our ways, behaviours, speech and so on. That is why an examination of conscience each day is a must if we want to grow in faithfulness, holiness and to deepen our relationship with Jesus our Lord. For we know we can always turn to Him to transfigure us, so as to live more fully in His love.

Lord You are faithful. You will establish me and guard me against the evil one. Amen (2 Tess 3:3)

Saint Charles Borromeo, Bishop pray for us…

First reading

Philippians 3:17-4:1 ·

Our homeland is in heaven, and from heaven comes Christ to transfigure us

My brothers, be united in following my rule of life. Take as your models everybody who is already doing this and study them as you used to study us. I have told you often, and I repeat it today with tears, there are many who are behaving as the enemies of the cross of Christ. They are destined to be lost. They make foods into their god and they are proudest of something they ought to think shameful; the things they think important are earthly things. For us, our homeland is in heaven, and from heaven comes the saviour we are waiting for, the Lord Jesus Christ, and he will transfigure these wretched bodies of ours into copies of his glorious body. He will do that by the same power with which he can subdue the whole universe.

    So then, my brothers and dear friends, do not give way but remain faithful in the Lord. I miss you very much, dear friends; you are my joy and my crown.

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Gospel

Luke 16:1-8

The master praised the dishonest servant

Jesus said to his disciples:

    ‘There was a rich man and he had a steward 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” was the reply. The steward said, “Here, take your bond; sit down straight away and write fifty.” To another he said, “And you, sir, how much do you owe?” “One hundred measures of wheat” was the reply. The steward said, “Here, take your bond and write eighty.”

    ‘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.’