We can all be like the dishonest steward from time to time. Juan Ruiz, SJ, reminds us that we are always called to admit and amend our mistakes in this week’s One-Minute Homily. Based on the readings for Sunday, September 22, 2019.
Jesus always admires us when we have the courage to admit and amend our mistakes.
Hello – my name is Juan Ruiz and this is my one-minute reflection.
In today’s Gospel reading we hear about the dishonest steward who is later strangely commended by the master.
Imagine a student who is caught cheating on a test and gets a zero. They’ve lost all trust from their teacher. But even then there is hope.
That student comes in a week later and tells the teacher, “I have spoken to my companions, I have corrected every question on the test, I have reviewed the homework assignments, and the quizzes we did previously. I am ready for this the next time we need to do it again.”
Jesus always admires us when we have the courage to admit and amend our mistakes. It’s hard not to want to beat ourselves up because we feel we deserve that. But he doesn’t want that.
He wants us to admit them and amend them.