YEAR C: HOMILY FOR THE 25TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
HOMILY THEME: THE SHREWD STEWARD
BY: Fr Emmanuel Nwokeji.
HOMILY: With joy I welcome all to this 25th Sunday in the ordinary time of the year C. Today, the Gospel of Luke 16:1-13 presents the parable of steward who in dishonesty reduced the quantum of debts of his master’s tenants. Yet, his master praised his shrewdness and foresight and not his dishonesty.
As children of light or Christians, we are invited to learn this method of using what is under our custody to make heaven which is the greatest reward. The means which is more necessary than the ends should be our method.
We also observed the prodigality of the steward. Unlike the prodigal son who was guilty of wasting resources available to him, the dishonest steward had enough sense to make sure that his wastefulness did not leave him friendless and unprovided for the future.
If we sacrifice our time and energy to God under our Christian religion as we do in our pursuit of worldly things, our religion and relationship with God will be the best.
May God help us to use our present time, materials possession and strength to pursue eternal life.
Happy Sunday. God is with you.
Fr Emmanuel Nwokeji.