It is 04th November 2016. It is the First Friday of the month dedicated to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. We celebrate the memorial of St Charles Borromeo, a Bishop. He was known for his reformation in the Church. Along with St. Robert Bellarmine, he enjoys the patronage for the Catechists. The readings are from Philippians 3:17-4:1; and the Gospel from Luke 16:1-8. St. Paul wants us to be careful about those who are the enemies of the Cross who believe the food is their god and pride is their crown. During the time of St. Paul, the Judaizers were the enemies of the Cross who opposed that the Cross is not the redemption to humanity. St. Paul continues to encourage us to keep our eyes fixed on God and Heaven. The riches and a long happy life are not the only things we need to pray for rather we need to pray for the reward in Heaven. As we are remembering during this month our beloved souls who have gone before us, we are once again reminded that the Resurrection of Jesus offers the assurance of participating in new life with a glorious body as we hoped for. The responsorial Psalm sings, “I rejoiced when I heard them say: Let us go to God’s house.” (Ps.121:1). The Gospel points out that we will be asked a meticulous account of our living when we meet the Lord. Jesus does not condone the fraud of the steward. Jesus compares the children of light with the children of the world. The evil people are consistent and continuous in doing the immoral acts while the good people lack the faithfulness and dedication in serving God. Instead of spending a life time acquiring wealth and places of honour, let us engage ourselves to secure a place in Heaven by our faithfulness in serving to the Lord. May you have a good.

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