A Penitent Blogger

Mindful of my imperfections, seeking to know Truth more deeply and to live Love more fully.

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Friday, November 07, 2008

Prudence for eternity

In today’s Gospel (Luke 16:1-8), our Lord tells a parable about a dishonest steward who mixes prudence with dishonesty to achieve earthly goals.

The dishonest steward achieves some success, but his ultimate destiny is problematic, as Saint Paul reminds us in today’s first reading (Philippians 3:17-4:1):

For many,
as I have often told you
and now tell you even in tears,
conduct themselves as enemies of the cross of Christ.

Their end is destruction.
Their God is their stomach;
their glory is in their “shame.”

Their minds are occupied with earthly things.

But our citizenship is in heaven,
and from it we also await a savior,
the Lord Jesus Christ.

May we avoid the traps of those who seem successful but are heading for eternal destruction.

May you and I exercise prudence in this world in ways that lead us to eternal rewards by the grace of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.