Commentary on the Gospel of
Look at the dishonest steward’s eagerness to make his future secure! He goes to the extent of further risking the ire of his master by manipulating records in favour of the debtors, but in the process he makes sure that he wins the gratitude and affection of the debtors who would receive him into their homes. We are not much different from this steward when it comes to making sure our life on earth is secure. We bribe, we cheat, we produce false records, and we curry favour with people in positions to get us what we want. The million-dollar question then is—how much more concerned and worried we should be in securing our life after death, a life that is eternal and everlasting! Are we willing to risk the ire of the prince of this world by living such a life that ensures us entry into eternal life?
It often surprising to find people giving the Mass a miss because it is too early in the morning (say, at 6:30 a.m.), but having no problems in spending an hour in the gym as early as 5:00 a.m. Which life are they making secure?