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Daily Inspir­a­tion from JesuitPrayer.org
Daily Inspir­a­tion from JesuitPrayer.org
Septem­ber 182016
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Lk 16: 1 – 13

Then Jesus said to the dis­ciples, There was a rich man who had a man­ager, and charges were brought to him that this man was squan­der­ing his prop­er­ty. So he summoned him and said to him, What is this that I hear about you? Give me an account­ing of your man­age­ment, because you can­not be my man­ager any longer.’ Then the man­ager said to him­self, What will I do, now that my mas­ter is tak­ing the pos­i­tion away from me? I am not strong enough to dig, and I am ashamed to beg. I have decided what to do so that, when I am dis­missed as man­ager, people may wel­come me into their homes.’

So, sum­mon­ing his master’s debt­ors one by one, he asked the first, How much do you owe my mas­ter?’ He answered, A hun­dred jugs of olive oil.’ He said to him, Take your bill, sit down quickly, and make it fifty.’ Then he asked another, And how much do you owe?’ He replied, A hun­dred con­tain­ers of wheat.’ He said to him, Take your bill and make it eighty.’ And his mas­ter com­men­ded the dis­hon­est man­ager because he had acted shrewdly; for the chil­dren of this age are more shrewd in deal­ing with their own gen­er­a­tion than are the chil­dren of light.

And I tell you, make friends for yourselves by means of dis­hon­est wealth so that when it is gone, they may wel­come you into the etern­al homes. 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?

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.”

New Revised Stand­ard Ver­sion, copy­right 1989, by the Nation­al Coun­cil of the Churches of Christ in the United States of Amer­ica. Used by per­mis­sion. All rights reserved. USCCB approved.


I think often we mis­un­der­stand inter­cess­ory pray­er – sup­plic­a­tions and peti­tions. We tend to think of it mech­an­ic­ally, as if it were simply a mat­ter of put­ting in a request to God and hav­ing it answered – with the answer depend­ing on the divine mood on any given day.

I have an image in mind that offers a dif­fer­ent under­stand­ing of inter­cess­ory pray­er: throw­ing a stone into a pond and watch­ing the ripples affect the whole envir­on­ment. Things don’t hap­pen in the world simply and imme­di­ately because I pray, but they do hap­pen in the world when I pray. I am changed as I dis­cov­er the deep­est desires of my heart and the world is changed as I recog­nize the power and majesty and mys­tery of God, the cre­at­or of heav­en and earth and lov­er of our souls.

—Fr. Mar­tin Con­nell, S.J. serves John Car­roll Uni­ver­sity, Uni­ver­sity Heights, OH, as pro­fess­or edu­ca­tion. He is also the Rect­or of the Jesuit com­munity there.


I want what you want, O Lord. By ask­ing you for guid­ance, with com­plete faith and con­fid­ence that you are help­ing me, noth­ing that I am called upon to do becomes too much’ or too both­er­some.’ Nor is there any room for worry. I will find it easy to ask you each day to be a part­ner in my work…to help me get things done…to weigh my actions and decisions in the light of ‘ is this right?’ is this just?’ is this doing your will?’

With your help I will make decisions bet­ter and faster, con­fid­ent that you will not lead me astray. I will live my life each day know­ing that it is your will I accom­plish. Amen.

—Nation­al Con­fer­ence of Chris­ti­an Employ­ers and Man­agers

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Ispirazz­joni kuljum minn JesuitPrayer.org
Ispirazz­joni kuljum minn JesuitPrayer.org
Settem­bru 182016
Lq 16: 1 – 13

Mbagħad Ġesù qal lil-dixxipli, ““Kien hemm raġel għani li kel­lu ammin­is­trat­ur ta, u ħlasiji­et kienu miġjuba lilu li dan il-bniedem kien ħela pro­prjetà tiegħu. Hekk hu mħar­rka lilu u qal lilu, ““X’inhu dan li Nis­ma dwarek? Agħti me kont­ab­il­ità ta ġest­joni tiegħek, għaliex inti ma tistax tkun man­iġer tiegħi għal żmi­en itwal. ““Imbagħad il-man­iġer qal li lilu nnif­su,”” X’se nagħmel, issa li kaptan tiegħi qed tieħu l-pożizz­joni bogħod mill me? Jiena mhix b’saħħitha biżże­jjed biex ħaf­fer, u jiena ashamed li jit­tall­bu. I iddeċidew x’għandek tagħmel hekk li, meta I am miċħud bħala man­iġer, in-nies jist­għu jilqgħu lili fid-djar tagħhom. “”

Allura, taħrik kaptan tiegħu deb­it­uri wieħed wieħed, huwa talab l-ewwel, ““Kemm taħseb nir­rispettaw kaptan tiegħi?”” Huwa wieġeb, ““A mitt jugs ta żejt taż-żebbuġa.”” Huwa qal lilu, ““Ħu kont tiegħek, bilqegħda malajr , u jagħmil­ha ħam­sin. ““Imbagħad huwa talab ieħor,”” u kemm taħseb nir­rispettaw? ““huwa wieġeb,”” A mitt kon­ten­it­uri ta qamħ. ““huwa qal lilu,”” Ħu kont tiegħek u tagħm­lu tmen­in. ““u sidu faħħar il-man­iġer diżon­est għaliex huwa kien aġixxa shrewdly; għat-tfal ta din l-età huma iktar shrewd fit-trat­tament mal-ġen­erazz­joni tagħhom stess mil­li huma t-tfal ta’ dawl.

U jien ngħi­dilkom, tagħmel ħbieb għall yourselves per­mezz ta ġid diżon­est b’tali mod li meta hija mar­ret, huma jist­għu jilqgħu inti fis-djar dejjiema. ““Kull min huwa fidila fi ftit ħafna huwa fidila wkoll fil ħafna; u min hu diżon­est fi ftit ħafna huwa diżon­est ukoll fil ħafna. Jekk allura inti ma ġewx fidila mal-ġid diżon­est, li se taf­da biex inti l-għana vera? U jekk inti ma ġewx fidila ma dak jap­par­tjeni għal oħra, li se jtik dak li hu tiegħek stess?