Today’s Gospel proclamation illustrates the parable of the shrewd steward, who takes the initiative in giving his masters debtors a discount by probably waving off the commission he kept for himself. Therefore, although he had been dismissed from his services for his dishonesty, the master ultimately ends up praising him for his shrewdness. He was clever enough to foresee circumstances and act in a manner that would mitigate his loss. It is clear that the steward acted like that, as he was greatly concerned about his livelihood here on earth. However, through this parable Jesus invites us to contemplate on whether we are as much concerned about our eternal life. Do we contemplate as to what steps we should take to secure our spiritual life? It is because of this reason that St Paul writing to the Philippians teaches us that choosing to stand firm in the Lord Jesus Christ would be the wise choice. For Jesus Christ is our Saviour, through whom we will be able to overcome earthly temptations and gain our inheritance in heaven.
Prayer: Abba Father, fill us with your wisdom and guide us to eternal life. Amen.