September 17, 2016
25th Sunday - C
“Thus should one regard us: as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God,” wrote St. Paul in his First Letter to the Corinthians.
Certainly, God is nothing like the rich man in the parable of today’s Gospel. Scripture commentators often interpret that most likely the owner followed the common practice of the day of levying heavy interests when loaning out money or goods. This practice was common, though it was against the Law of Moses. Therefore, the rich man was in a bind when his steward gave away the interest. The rich man could not take his steward to court or let it be known publically that he had done this to people.
Our God is nothing like the rich man in this parable.
Our God is generous and full of love and care for all.
As stewards of the generous God, we have been given so much. Now, it is our turn to share all God has given us so that others may come to know the generosity and compassion of our God.