Homilies & Reflections

One thing I ask of the Lord. This I long to dwell in the house of the Lord,
all the days of my life.

2022-10-19 - 19th OCTOBER, WEDNESDAY IN THE 29TH WEEK OF ORDINARY TIME YEAR II Author: Fr. Camillus Nwaigwe

*19th of October 2022*

*Wednesday in the 29th week of Ordinary Time, Year 11*

_Eph. 3:2-12_

_Lk. 12:39-48_


*Our Stewardship requires faithfulness*


The underlying message in the readings of today is being faithful to our call as stewards. This stewardship requires faithfulness and readiness. 


St. Paul in the first reading sees himself as a steward who has been entrusted with so much by his master and needs to show trustworthy he is.

Jesus in the gospel talks about the faithful and wise Steward whose master after making a long journey finds steadfast as against the unfaithful servant.


Beloved, we live in a world where unfaithfulness has become the order of the day. We are unfaithful to God and to one another. Little wonder everyone is suspicious of another, and trust is lacking. As Stewards, we are called to remain faith to our Master Jesus, who himself remained faithful, not minding what lay ahead namely; the crucifixion and death. 

•Being a steward requires readiness. We must not take anything for granted. The Steward in the gospel felt he had all the time in the world, "My Master is taking his time coming." Do not presume for any reason. Take every moment very seriously. Some people become responsible only for a while, once the object of their respect is no longer there, they become irresponsible. Our faithfulness and responsibility as good stewards must be a way of life and not dependent on any human presence.

•Why we say that the journey of faith must be a way of life is that it should lead us through life. At baptism we begin this journey. We don't stop being faithful as teenagers, neither do we stop as adults, so it leads us through life. Don't give up at any stage being faithful as a Steward. Do not say that you have tried in your youth, as a kid etc. It may be at that point of relaxation that your master will return. 


*God bless you*

(Fr. Camillus Nwaigwe)


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