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We often here that ‘time is money’ and so it is. The longer the plumber spends working on those pipes under the sink, the more you will pay – especially if it is the weekend! This Sunday however, the Lord’s presents us with a theme on greed or avarice that aptly refers to time and money. 

Parable of the Unjust Steward

Parable of divine insurance! The Lord is not praising dishonesty but rather the steward’s motivation that manifested the following traits:

  • incentive
  • ingenuity
  • enthusiasm

Stewards of light need ENTHUSIASM. The Second Vatican Council clearly said that ‘Our task is to help and assist others to know and serve God by witnessing to the truths of Christ. By our good example God’s grace will convert them to the fullness of truth in this life so that they may attain eternal happiness. The enthusiasm of Christians in proclaiming Christ is paramount. It should arise from a true joy of the heart. Enthusiasm also comes from a certain conviction that is not discouraged when one encounters a hostile or indifferent attitude. One knows that the Spirit of the Father is speaking through him and knows that he is not proclaiming a human truth, but the “word of God,” which has an intrinsic and mysterious power of its own (cf. Rom 1:16).

Question Time?

When you really wanted something (e.g. new phone, tablet, car, vehicle) how much time did you spend thinking or dreaming about it?

When you were dreaming about it, pondering its advantages and benefits, was your heart consumed by the future desire to possess it?

Did you ever wonder why it is that avarice or greed resides in the future? How is it that gratitude, a virtue, is locked into the past?

When the day arrived and you obtained the long desired object, was it everything that you heart longed for or was there some misgivings?

Try your wit!

Mary’s father has five daughters: 1. Nana, 2 Nene, 3. Nini, 4. Nono. What is the name of the fifth daughter?

Answer: Nunu? Not really. Her name is Mary. Read the Question again.

Irish Wit

I hired Paddy O’Brien, the arborist, to cut down my trees. He promised he would “send da tree fellers round first ting in da mornin.” You guessed it - only two fellers turned up!
At the Irish Pub. ‘How did you find your steak Paddy?’ the waiter asked. Paddy replied: ‘Sure it tis, just lifted one of ta spuds and ter it was’!

Fr. Peter Murphy – Parish Priest

Fr. Chris Heffernan – Assistant Priest

Fr. Brendan Lee –  in residence

Phone (02) 6025 1784     Email holyspirit@westnet.com.au

Address 550 Prune Street, Lavington         PO Box 220 Lavington NSW 2641

St Mary’s Church, Urana Rd, Jindera. RHS on entering the town.