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dc.contributor.authorKline, Steveen_US
dc.identifier.otherLectionary number: 489en_US
dc.description.abstractThe dishonest steward is accused of squandering his master's property. I've read that this parable teaches the prudent use of material wealth in the face of a looming crisis.||However, the reading makes me think of how I choose to make use of what the Lord has given me. There are many ways to squander the Master's gifts. It makes me wonder: Do I give appropriate care to the things that have been entrusted to me?||What about my wife and children? They are beautiful and they love me. Do they get the time and the attention they deserve, or do I squander time I could be spending with them?||What about my faith life? Do I take time each day _ more than a few minutes -- for prayer and meditation? Or am I just too overwhelmed with tasks to worry about such things? Focusing on my busy-ness to the exclusion of my relationship with Jesus could be construed as wasting my life.||And my work? Do I honor in my heart and in my deeds my pact with my employer? Do I make full use of the talents and abilities that have been given to me? Do I honestly, cheerfully and responsibly carry out my assigned duties? Failing to do so is dishonest and erodes my spiritual health.||What about other people? Do they receive from me appropriate care, regard, respect? Or do I discriminate, backstab, or ignore individuals based on whether they happen to be useful or attractive to me?|| Am I driven to fill every minute of the day with "productive" activity, or do I spend time enjoying the poetry, beautiful music or good companionship that the Lord has provided in such abundance?||A simple prayer for today: Lord, help me recognize your gifts to me, and help me to make the right use of them.en_US
dc.publisherUniversity Ministry, Creighton University.en_US
dc.rightsThese reflections may not be sold or used commercially without permission. Personal or parish use is permitted.en_US
dc.titleReflection for Friday, November 7, 2003: 31st week in Ordinary Time.en_US
dc.rights.holderUniversity Ministry, Creighton University.en_US
dc.publisher.locationOmaha, Nebraska, United Statesen_US
dc.program.unitVP for University Relationsen_US
dc.program.unitPublic Relations and Informationen_US
dc.contributor.cuauthorKline, Stephen T.en_US Timeen_US 31en_US
dc.subject.local1Romans 15:14-21en_US
dc.subject.local2Psalms 98:1, 2-3ab, 3cd-4en_US
dc.subject.local4Luke 16:1-8en_US
dc.title.seriesDaily Reflections (Meditations) on the Scriptures from the Roman Catholic Lectionary.en_US Ien_US

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