Saturday, September 22, 2007

How do you use your money?

In our Gospel lesson for tomorrow, Luke 16:1-13, Jesus tells the parable of the rich man's manager who was squandering the rich man's money. The manager found out that he was about to get fired, so he squandered more boldly than ever before: He called in his boss's debtors and reduced the amounts they owed so they would befriend him when he lost his position of influence.

Jesus went on to talk about integrity -- "Whoever is faithful in a very little is faithful also in much; and whoever is dishonest in a very little is dishonest also in much. If then you have not been faithful with the dishonest wealth, who will entrust to you the true riches? And if you have not been faithful with what belongs to another, who will give you what is your own?" Jesus goes on to say: "No slave can serve two masters; for a slave will either hate the one and love the other, or be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and wealth."

My sermon on this scripture is "Serving God with True Wealth" which I am scheduled to preach at King of Peace Episcopal Church in Kingsland at 6:00 p.m. today, and again at 8:30 and 10:00 am. tomorrow. I won't give away the ending. Come and hear.

In peace,
The Rev. Linda McCloud
The Episcopal Church of Our Savior at Honey Creek