November 8, 2013

November 8

November 8, 2013:   Friday, 31st week, Ordinary Time

Wordle: Readings 11-8-13Readings

  • Rom 15:14-21  You're full of goodness and knowledge.  Minister to the Gentiles.  I can boast but will only speak of what Christ has accomplished through me.  I want to proclaim the Gospel where it hasn't yet been heard.
  • Ps 98:1-4  "The Lord has revealed to the nations his saving power."  The Lord is kind and faithful.  Break into song!
  • Lk 16:1-8  Rich man to suspect steward:  "Prepare an account; you're fired."  Steward made deals with master’s debtors to be welcomed after dismissal; master commended him for prudence.  Children of world are more prudent than children of light.

Reflections
  • Pope Francis homily:  Dishonest work, attitude of the shortcut,” bringing home unclean bread rob us of our dignity.  Seek “Christian cunning.”  Dignity comes from daily honest work, not shortcuts.  Pray for all who are fed unclean bread.  
  • Creighton:  Stewardship links readings:  Paul focuses on what God has done through him.  We use treasures God gives us.  Steward in gospel, “not strong enough to dig, ashamed to beg,” ingratiates himself to master's debtors; everyone wins.
  • RC.net:   Do I make good use of my possessions?  Steward commended for being shrewd.  Wealth is what we give away, not keep.  Love of money displaces love of neighbor.  What do I treasure most?

Music for psalm

Apparel

"Calculator" tie and "abacus" tie pin:
shrewd steward reducing promissory note amounts (gospel)

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