This weekend we celebrate the Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time. In the gospel reading below, we read Jesus’ words: “No servant can serve two masters…You cannot serve both God and mammon.” When we serve ourselves, we are consumed with our needs and wants, but by serving God, we are able to do what is necessary in this life, while working toward a secure eternal future. Instead of focusing on storing up things, Jesus preaches that we should strive to store up treasure in Heaven, a treasure that cannot be destroyed. This is the only treasure that lasts and satisfies us.
I hope that your family enjoys a relaxing weekend.
God bless you,
Mrs. Katie Walsh
Gospel Luke: 16: 10-13
Jesus said to his disciples:
“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 both God and mammon.”