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25th Sunday of Ordinary Time C
September 22, 2013

Study of the Readings

Ed. by
Joyce Ann Zimmerman, et al.

• Words, Phrases
• To the point

• First Two Readings


The Word Engaged

Kavanaugh, S. J.

Problems with Personal Money

Luke himself provides two guidelines to help us figure out our relationship to money. The whole of chapter 16, with its four interrelated sections, exemplifies the first guideline: Money is for persons and the only proper use of it is in sharing.


Historical Cultural Context

John J. Pilch

The Dishonest Steward

When the master discovers the steward’s strategy, he faces a genuine dilemma. If he rescinds the steward’s new contracts, as he is legally entitled to do because they are unlawful, he will alienate the renters and the entire village.


Thoughts from the
Early Church

Gaudentius of Brescia

We must not squander the wealth entrusted to us, nor use it on superfluities, for when the Lord comes we shall be required to account for our expenditure.


Preparing for Sunday

Gillick, S. J.

Fiscal prudence

I like to think that Jesus knew well the lust for identity through wealth that was in the hearts of his followers. He is not telling them and us to try to find peace and true life by making money a permanent deity.


Scripture In Depth

Reginald H. Fuller

Taken by itself, the parable is a challenge of Jesus to his contem-poraries to make a drastic decision for the coming kingdom of God before it is too late (cf. the parable of the wise and the foolish virgins)