May the Lord give you grace, peace and health in the Holy Spirit. It is on 04th November 2022. We celebrate the memorial of St Charles Borromeo, the patron of catechists and seminarians. We reflect on Philippians 3:17 – 4:1 and Luke 16:1-8.
Are we customer-friendly or customized critics? Are we aliens or citizens of the Kingdom of God?
In the final analysis of life and relationship, it is not about this world, where we are pilgrims and aliens, and a passer-by but it is all about our permanent residence, the Heaven acquired by responsible stewardship of goods of God. The values of the Gospel and the Kingdom of God do not compromise with the world’s pleasures of food, materials things and human comfort and security. God does not appreciate the fraud of the steward.
Being shrewd does not entitle us to do things scrupulously. In building friendships and relationships, we cannot compromise our personal integrity, truthfulness, and commitment to the Lord. Those who are afraid of themselves and addicted to praise are the ones who look for recognition and appreciation and human security.
Making money is not the aim and objective of life the goal of life is how to put this money and riches to the best advantage of others. Giving pleases, is recognised, and appreciated by God when it is done with good intention and effort. God is impressed by our commitments not mere fake human concerns and fair human considerations.
Accounts will be asked from all of us who are entrusted with life, love, and freedom. Our true freedom to relate with one another never strangulates the windpipes of God’s love for humanity.
Are we mentoring or messing with the resources of God and humanity? When we look down on others, we find it hard and become uncomfortable looking deep inside of us.
When we are responsible for handling the resources entrusted to us, we realise the nobility in our mobility. May the Lord help us to share the resources shrewdly and prudently than proudly and selfishly. God bless you.