Monday 6 June 2016

Friday of Week 31 Year 1

What does it mean to be astute? Being astute means having or showing an ability to accurately assess situations or people and turn this to one's advantage. People who are astute have or show shrewdness and discernment, especially with respect to one's own concerns. This means that such persons know how to survive, and they know how to be creative and innovative when it comes to thinking of ways to make money, to get well connected with the influential and powerful and to be well-off.

In today's Gospel, we come across the parable of the dishonest steward. In this parable, the master praised the dishonest steward not for his dishonesty, but for his astuteness. Jesus seemed to be making a lament when He said that the children of this world are more astute in dealing with their own kind than the children of light. Why so? Because, we sometimes end up neglecting our spiritual growth and relationship with God, and our hearts become divided between the needs of the world, and our efforts to grow in holiness, whereas the children of this world seem focused and determined in making it big in worldly affairs. May we learn to be astute, especially in spiritual matters, for the glory of God and for our eternal future.

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