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Saturday of the Thirty-first Week in Ordinary Time

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Gospel text (Lk 16:9-15): Jesus said to his disciples, "(...) The person who is trustworthy in very small matters is also trustworthy in great ones (...). No servant can serve two masters." Jesus said to his disciples: “I tell you, make friends for yourselves with dishonest wealth, so that when it fails, you will be welcomed into eternal dwellings. 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. If, therefore, you are not trustworthy with dishonest wealth, who will trust you with true wealth? If you are not trustworthy with what belongs to another, who will give you what is yours? 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.”

Illustration: Francesc Badia

Today Jesus Christ leads us to a faithful love. How? The little things! God himself, being so great, has become "small". In Bethlehem, in the Eucharist ... And in the Cross He remained "small". «Come down from the cross and we will believe in You»: Jesus did not come down! He preferred to stay small.

-When the man "neglects" the faith (for example, by not going to Mass), almost without realizing it, he leaves God aside, like a "vase" ("I do not deny you, but I do not need you anymore") . In the end, He is denied ("you no longer exist"). And more in the end, the man "neglects" the man (family, colleagues ...). Conclusion: God or nothing!