Every day, we need to go to our quiet place...

Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

November 8, A.D. 2002

Philippians 3:17-4:1
Psalm 122:1-5
Luke 16:1-8

A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:

The employee we read about in today's Gospel is planning ahead for his well being as he faces dismissal from his employer for dissipating his property. He figures that if he reduces the debts of his employer's debtors, they'll treat him kindly when he's without a job. Surely the word "devious" aptly describes this man.

Jesus teaches us to serve each other with no thought of ever being repaid. He teaches us to trust in Him for all things and no to worry about anything -- even about our next meal or the clothes we need to keep us warm. He asks us to depend upon Him totally in every situation in our individual lives.

St. Paul reiterates this as he writes to the people of Philippi about those who have their eyes set on worldly things, rather than on the Lord! Let us rejoice with the Psalmist today and make ourselves ready for the day when we will meet our God and go up to His house.

For He that is mighty has done great things
and Holy is His name! Amen (see Luke 1:49)

- Deacon Bill Powers (uujpow@aol.com)

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