November 18, 2019

Tag - Stewardship

We Ought to Pray for Each Other

Undoubtedly, these thirteen verses from the Gospel of Luke (16:1-13)must be the most controversial parable in the whole Gospel. Well, it is so only to us Westerners, since our culture and our upbringing are keen on integrity and honesty and thus we...

What are these Eternal Dwellings?

And the master commended that dishonest steward for acting prudently…I tell you, make friends for yourselves with dishonest wealth, so that when it fails, you will be welcomed into eternal dwellings. (Luke 16:8-9) Any western person of...

A Coin has Two Sides

The Gospel passage (Luke 16:8) for 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time contains a line that says, “And the master commended the dishonest steward for acting prudently.” I find that statement to be rather remarkable. Because the steward in this Gospel text...

On Rendering To Caesar

Is it lawful to pay the census tax to Caesar or not? In his Gospel, Matthew (22:17) tells us that it was the Pharisees and the Herodians who tried to trap Jesus with this question. To understand the trap, it helps to understand the fact that the...

Placing Our Trust In The Lord

During a major forest fire in California some years ago, a young executive left work early and raced home to his house in the foothills, desperately hoping to save whatever he could from the flames. As he turned into the long driveway, he met his...

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