This weekend the reading from the Word of God exemplify the demands of a life in Christ which is lived in an “other” manner: for us our faith is not simply an internal thought process but instead it permeates us from our soul to our actions.
The prophet Amos, in the classic prophetic role of the Old Testament, foretell doom to those in authority who manipulate and abuse the poor and vulnerable of society. The Psalm gives the hope that not only will those vulnerable be protected but indeed they will be lifted up. But it is in the Gospel that we find our greatest challenge: they Lord expect us to be trustworthy in the stewardship entrusted to us. Stewards are not owners who do with things as they want, stewards take care of things as if they were their own, but with the awareness and foresight to do things as the master – the true owner – would want things done.
We are stewards of the sacred mysteries and the treasure of our Christian faith: her teachings and her moral practice. We are stewards of the people who look to us for assistance.
How faithful are we in our stewardship of what is entrusted to us?
Fr. Jonathan Sawicki, Pastor