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Friday 31st Week of the Year

Today’s Mass Readings

Friday 31st Week of the Year

Luke 16:1-8.

We never lose anything we give away to others.

Jesus calls the dishonest steward crafty
when he was dishonest with his master’s wealth.

When push came to shove,
he wasn’t afraid to recognize his limits.

“What shall I do? Dig ditches? No way!
I will never beg. There has to be a better way.

 

And that is the time we all face
when our irresponsible choices catch up with us.

It is a moment of truth.

Acknowledging the truth of ourselves
will always bring us freedom.

 

We have to face the truth of ourselves.

We have to be honest with ourselves to be free.

We never have to be afraid
because Jesus is the truth who sets us free.

 

Our Heavenly Father loans us our talents and gifts,
our money and time.

And because He is everyone’s Heavenly Father,
he wants the world we live in to be better off
because we have invested his gifts into the lives of others.

 

“The children of this world are more prudent
in dealing with their generation
than the children of the light.”

Dealing with their generation – That’s it!

We are all connected to each other through Christ Jesus.

What I do to one of the least or the greatest,
I do to Jesus, or I don’t do to Jesus.

We never lose anything we give away to others.

Let us try one day, one hour
seeing everything and using everything in our life
as lent from our Father
for the purpose He deems important.

Think of the freedom your heart will experience.

You don’t have to protect anything,
worry about everything, or even fix anything or anyone.

All is the Lord’s to do as He pleases
and we are his crafty servants
who know how he works in this world.

So, when something disappointing happens,
no matter how small or great,
know that God has something wonderful
he’s going to bring about
that we could never do or even imagine.

Rick Pilger

Father Pilger, I.C. was born in Canton, Illinois and was ordained at St. John’s Seminary, Wonersh, England in December 1978. He joined the Blessed Sacrament Parish in August 1995, coming here from Sacred Heart Parish in Bradenton Florida. After 22 years as Parochial Vicar, he was appointed Pastor by Bishop Gregory Parkes in June 20, 2017.

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