Mind the Gap Luke 16:19-31
There might be a little bit of sarcasm in this story, but it is a serious parable, cause for deep reflection of our stewardship of the resources God has entrusted to our care, both as individuals and as a community of faith.
The next time you find yourself in the far country, unable to find the way back from where you have come, or your shame and embarrassment keeps you in a dark place, remember: Abba Father honors a broken spirit, and that is the miracle and mystery of the gospel. In Jesus Christ, God finds us and welcomes us home.
Jesus said, Pick up your cross and follow me. As current events and everyday problems swirl around us, we are called to accept the authority of Jesus, yield to his leadership and guidance, conform to his way of living, and imitate his life and his suffering, his death and resurrection.
As Jesus watched people take their seats around a table and offered corrective commentary, may he see us bearing witness to the gospel and doing his work joyfully and faithfully and not out of dreadful obligation. May Jesus help and sustain in his work of proclaiming the gospel, administering the sacraments, providing pastoral care, and reaching out to those of special need.