“And the master commended that dishonest steward for acting prudently. For the children of this world are more prudent in dealing with their own generation than the children of light.” (LUKE 16:8)
In this parable, Jesus is trying to convey what it means to be a good and just steward of resources as opposed to squandering of our talents. In this case the steward in question uses the resources for his own personal gain. Jesus' message to us is that we must be good stewards of the resources entrusted to our care. We are to use our gifts and talents for the use of His master plan, not our own. God is author of that plan and holds the pen. I know I struggle with that daily.
There are so many applications of living in the "sweet spot" of God's calling for our life and all that is made of. I will focus on one aspect: the trust the Benedictine and Presentation Sisters have in us with the Avera health care ministry. We, too, are asked to be good stewards of everything around us and with everyone that we come into contact with. No matter our role, we are a part of a legacy that values stewardship just as Jesus does in this parable.
I love these women who have given all in their lives to advance the reign of God right here, right now. And to think that we are not only a part of that, but also we have a chance to add a chapter to the story. How great is that!