“Make friends for yourselves with worldly wealth, so that when it gives out, you will be welcomed in the eternal home.” (Lk 16:9)
Today’s Passage: Lk 16:9-15
Meditation: If we carefully observe the social media today, without doubt, it gives the impression that the people live amidst large circle of friends. Many friend requests are welcomed with the same message that your request is denied for it has turned five thousand. ‘Liked pages’ are in millions; now and then, they, to my surprise, are known as ‘paid ones.’ Convention grounds are often full of crowds; sometimes they too are labeled, ‘paid crowds.’ Day by day, with wide coverage, the leaders and their activities are on the front page of the media; at times they are alleged as ‘paid news.’
Many are confused with today’s verse of meditation against the above background. They seriously think that if it goes like this, the eternal abode will be for eternity overcrowded. The heaven needs to have always a notice board carrying the message houseful at the entrance gate. For, many a people have become utterly poor today by paying to make friend circles as much as possible. What do you think about this?
“Make friends for yourselves with worldly wealth, so that when it gives out, you will be welcomed in the eternal home.” (Lk 16:9) What did Jesus really mean by this? I do hope that it is not just filling your friend circles here on earth rather God filling your friend circles while you spend your money, your time, and your talents for your needy brethren. On the judgment, then he will reveal to us our ‘real friend circles’ that enabled us to enter the kingdom of God by saying, “I tell you, whenever you did this for one of the least important of these brothers of mine, you did it for me!” (Mt 25:40)
Prayer: Lord God, we thank you and praise you for your daily eternal bread. Teach us, how to gain, with all our money, talents, and time, real friends who will reach us eternal abode. Our dear heavenly friends intercede for each one of us. Guide us with the help of your Holy Spirit. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen!
Greetings: God is with you! Have a nice and blissful Saturday…