May the word of the Lord fill you with love and bring you peace.

Link to today’s readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/110516.cfm

Jesus said to his disciples: “I tell you, make friends for yourselves with dishonest wealth, so that when it fails, you will be welcomed into eternal dwellings. The person who is trustworthy in very small matters is also trustworthy in great ones; and the person who is dishonest in very small matters is also dishonest in great ones. If, therefore, you are not trustworthy with dishonest wealth, who will trust you with true wealth? If you are not trustworthy with what belongs to another, who will give you what is yours? No servant can serve two masters. He will either hate one and love the other, or be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.”

The Pharisees, who loved money, heard all these things and sneered at him. And he said to them, “You justify yourselves in the sight of others, but God knows your hearts; for what is of human esteem is an abomination in the sight of God.”

I guess this explains why Christianity, Catholic in particular, are under such attack these days. A true follower of Jesus is trustworthy and honest in keeping the word of God. Those who serve others, twist the word of God to suit their needs, many lie to distract others from their true purpose – they are not trustworthy and do not do what is right. They want power and acclaim but dishonor others. Who do you follow?

Prayer: Heavenly Father, thank you for trusting me to do your will, follow your word and live my life according to your principles. It took me many years to understand Lord, but now that I do, you are the only one I will follow. In Jesus’ holy name I give you praise, Amen.

Blessed the man who fears the Lord, Alleluia!

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