31st Saturday in Ordinary Time

  FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD Saturday November 10, 2018 Thirty First Week of Ordinary Time  WORD of the DAY   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… 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 God and mammon. The Pharisees, who loved money,  heard all these things and sneered at him.  And he said to them, “You justify yourselves in the sight of others, but God knows your hearts; for what is of human esteem is an abomination in the sight of God.      (Lk 16: 10, 13-15)   How shall I live this Word? Jesus asks us to overcome the temptation to ‘to eat our cake and have it too’: ‘Either God or Mammon’, ‘Either God or wealth’, not ‘God and Mammon’, ‘God and wealth’.  The end of life can only be one, not the idols, but the Lord alone loved and witnessed to in the concreteness of life. The goods we own must not...