For a more enriching experience,
go down on your knees to pray or take it one step further
and prostrate yourself (lay face down) on the floor while praying.
Father, today's scripture about the dishonest steward is one of those teachings that took a while to sink in. I never understood how the dishonest steward could renegotiate his master's debtors and then be applauded for it. As it turned out, the dishonest steward was renegotiating the promissory notes leaving off his commission that he had put on top of the debt. By renegotiating the notes, he was not only securing his master's debt but also securing a future for himself. Since he would be out of a job, he would need somewhere to go and people to associate with and not have any enemies. So he negotiated a deal where they paid less because the dishonest steward left off his commission. I am reminded that if children of this world (being myself) could see far enough ahead to plan for my well being, then Your children who are of the Light (myself included) could plan far enough ahead and secure a future with You. I now understand that You give us time after time after time after time to redeem ourselves in order to get back on our spiritual progression path with You. While I am a child living in this physical world, I am also a child of Your Light and have the Good sense to secure a future with You, prepared for when You choose to call me back to Yourself. Thank You for this awareness today Father. I Love You and I think of You and me, together, often.
Through Jesus Christ's Precious Blood, Most Sacred Name and Most Holy Face. ~Amen
A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Luke
1 Then He also said to His disciples, "A rich man had a steward who was reported to him for squandering his property.
2 He summoned him and said, 'What is this I hear about you? Prepare a full account of your stewardship, because you can no longer be my steward.'
3 The steward said to himself, 'What shall I do, now that my master is taking the position of steward away from me? I am not strong enough to dig and I am ashamed to beg.
4 I know what I shall do so that, when I am removed from the stewardship, they may welcome me into their homes.'
5 He called in his master's debtors one by one. To the first he said, 'How much do you owe my master?'
6 He replied, 'One hundred measures of olive oil.' He said to him, 'Here is your promissory note. Sit down and quickly write one for fifty.'
7 Then to another he said, 'And you, how much do you owe?' He replied, 'One hundred kors of wheat.' He said to him, 'Here is your promissory note; write one for eighty.'
8 And the master commended that dishonest steward for acting prudently. "For the children of this world are more prudent in dealing with their own generation than are the children of light.
The Gospel of the Lord
Praise to You Lord Jesus Christ
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