Wednesday of the 29th week in ordinary time year A
Rom. 6:12-18 Luke 12:39-48
Theme: A faithful steward
In the parable of Jesus in the gospel reading of today from St. Luke’s gospel about a faithful and wise steward, we have a lot to learn from it and better our lives. The first point I will want to bring out from the parable is the faithfulness of a steward. This has to do with all of us, taking into consideration the fact that none of us know the day and time, but we are encouraged to be always faithful, so that the masters’ coming will not come at a time when we are not ready and prepared to receive him.
Faithfulness is something that we expect from anyone that we see as a friend, so what God is expecting from us is what we equally expect from one another in our human relationships. In our own time, anyone who finds a faithful and loyal friend has found a treasure. We all look forward to having such people in our lives, because they will stand by you in good times and in bad times, they will never desert you when things become difficult for you; they will stand by you. This is something you cannot find in most of the friendships we keep today in our individual lives.
The parable of Jesus should encourage all of us to take seriously his admonition that we should be ready and prepared for the masters coming. It is not enough for us to be expecting and looking forward to having a faithful and loyal friend, let it begin with you. Why not be that faithful and loyal friend to both God and your friends? This will be the beginning of the change that we all seek in our world. With this type of consciousness, it will be easier for us to embrace the admonition of Christ and extend it to other people. Stop expecting to find such a friend, you can be such a friend to others.
Another very interesting assertion I would like to reflect on from Jesus’ parable is the saying that “and of him to whom men commit much they will demand the more”. Remember that as a child of God and a Christian he has given so much already, and much is expected from you. Hope you are aware of this fact, and you are making conscious effort to be counted among the faithful and wise steward that Jesus talked about in the gospel reading of today. May the gospel reading of today prompt us to live our lives like true children of God that we are called to be, in the name of the father and of the son and of the holy spirit. Amen. Peace be with you.