September 19, 2010: 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time
“Whoever is faithful in a very little is faithful also in much; and whoever is dishonest in a very little is dishonest also in much. … You cannot serve God and worldly possessions.” (Luke 16:10, 13)
Today’s gospel is from the 16th chapter of St. Luke. Above are only a few verses from the longer gospel passage for this Sunday.
Jesus was speaking to his disciples about faithfulness. Sometimes we can also use the word trustworthiness. Perhaps a lesson in this gospel is the importance of being a faithful person, a person who can be trusted. When we have choices sometimes it’s hard to choose. But when it comes to making a choice in favor of God and what is good and right, the Christian really has no choice. Oh, we can choose to turn from God; but if we’re faithful we will make a right choice.
Being in school offers you many opportunities to make choices. You can choose to give it your best or just get by. You can choose honesty or cheating at test time. You can choose to do homework or something else instead. A good question to ask when faced with a choice is: What would Jesus do? Jesus is your Teacher as you travel the road of life. Listen to him.