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From the Gospel according to Luke
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.”
Message from the Lord:
Consistency from the Minor to the Major.
The person who displays faithfulness in small matters will also exhibit fidelity in more significant aspects of life. This is truly commendable! In essence, it’s a straightforward concept. Your character influences your conduct, whether dealing with minor or major affairs. Hence, it holds paramount importance to remain loyal in worldly affairs, thereby positioning ourselves favorably for matters concerning God.
Let’s cultivate the practice of natural virtues in the trivialities of daily life, fostering kindness toward our spouses, with the ultimate aim of acquiring supernatural virtues that raise us to God through His grace.
Applied to marital life:
Kevin: Vicky, what’s going on? You’ve been arranging my toiletries for quite some time.
Vicky: I’m preparing my heart for when you might need me in more substantial matters. Currently, I’m assisting you in organizing your belongings, and eventually, I’ll be poised to assist when God calls on me to help arrange your heart.
Kevin: You’re truly lovely. Training yourself in the minor aspects to be ready for more significant acts of love. There’s no one else like you. How can I adequately express my gratitude to God for everything He has blessed me with through you? Praise be to God.
Vicky: Praise be to Him through you.
May our awareness persist in staying faithful to the seemingly insignificant tasks. Praise be to the Lord for continuously guiding us in the practice of love through His Word.