In the gospel today when Jesus so clearly states that we “cannot serve God and wealth” (Luke 16:13), we are called to think about who—and what—we serve. How do we follow wealth around, acting as its servants? How do we allow money to dictate our actions, our lives, and our very identities?
No matter how hard we try to serve the master of wealth, we will never find true happiness there. God calls us to serve a different master—a master who brings new life, a master who in great love turns around to serve us. In baptism, God has promised that we are no longer enslaved to the masters of this world.
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