First Reading: Amos 8:4-7
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 113:1-2, 4-6, 7-8
Second Reading: 1 Timothy 2:1-8
Gospel: Luke 16:1-13
The readings today seem to address behaviors that can be hurtful to others and self: dishonesty, greed, and cunning actions. The challenge becomes “how do I care for others even as I care for myself and my family?”
We all have choices to make in life, some seemingly simple, others more involved and complicated. Faced with these choices we are called to reflect on God’s love towards us and how we then can love others in these situations—including family and self. We are also called to stand up and challenge authorities who tend to discriminate again the poor, the immigrant, the refugees and those who are seen as different. Are we willing to take the risk to speak out or stand up?
Today’s readings call us to prayer and action–to love as God loves.
O God, let me see as you see, let me be as you are–giving unconditional love to ALL!
Bernice Stenger, OSF