Ordinary Time: August 3rd
Commentary on the Readings for the Eighth Sunday after Pentecost:
"There was a certain rich man who had a steward,. . .reported. . .as squandering his counting of thy stewardship,. . .thou canst be steward no longer'" (Gospel)
As children we have access to our Father's "possessions" (Gospel). "By virtue" of our Baptism, "we (all) cry, . . .Father! unto our God.
In the business of salvation, the Father has appointed us as "stewards" over human goods and Divine graces, to use, not to abuse them. The Introit recalls that even though we now receive "mercy," yet one day we must stand before "Justice."
The meaning of this Gospel story is: "Act prudently," you children of God; use material treasures so as to make eternal friends; exercise your talents in the spiritual and corporal works of mercy. Those whom you help to save, will help save you. (...)