Scripture Reflections for the Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Year C, Lectionary 135

Hate feeling lost on Sundays at church? Searching for a better explanation of the Bible than what you hear from your pastor's sermon? Check out the following collection of audio, video, and text commentaries from various Christian experts for a better understanding of today's scripture that deal with: AssessmentChoiceComplacencyCrisisEnvironmentExploitFearFocusGiftHeavenInclusionJusticeLawLoveMoneyNeighborParablePerseverePersistentPovertyPowerPrayerPriorityProphetPrudentRelationshipRespondRestSabbathSalvationSeekServeShrewdSoulStewardTrustVirtueWealthWomen

Psalm 113:1-2, 4-8
1 Timothy 2:1-8

“Salvation involves knowledge of the truth”

"God Desires All to Be Saved" | Brant Pitre |
Luke 16:1-13

“think about how much time people today, including Christians, spend thinking about their retirement plans...Okay, fine. What kind of spritual investments have you made?”

"Parable of the Unjust Steward" | Brant Pitre |

“Our take home from the parable is that there is always something good to learn from everyone and everything. Even though the steward was labeled as dishonest we can learn from his great example of being resourceful”

Fr. Emmanuel Ochigbo |

“Chances are each and everyone of you has some virtue that you've been desiring and I'm sure God has placed that desire in your heart. There's something you would like to do for Christ. Some virtue like patience or kindness or perseverance”

Fr. Mark E. Thibodeaux, SJ |

“To enter the Kingdom of God, my brothers and sisters, you got to stop counting, you got to stop weighing, you got to stop measuring, you got to stop deserving. You have to just let forgiveness and love flow through you.”

Fr. Maurice J. Nutt, C.Ss.R. |
Overall Readings

“Christ the master of the gospel parable invites us to steward the world toward its fullness by inviting all people and our non-human neighbors to share their gifts without exploitation or exclusion in our church and in society at large”

Kathleen Bonnette |

“The question almost daily is: how are we to act with God's justice in a world that for some of us is much more comfortable without it?”

Mary J. Novak |

“let us grasp eagerly the opportunity to enter the Kingdom of God with the same alacrity that the manager displayed by acting decisively to plan a comfortable future for himself once he was sacked”

"God or money?" | Fr. Geoffrey Plant |

“we must take time for our contemplation of God on the Sabbath and that we must recognize most importantly that we are only stewards not masters of this land”

Marisa Vertrees |

“God is saying to us, 'don't you dare treat my people like they are...disposable income. Do not dare treat my daughters and sons as if they are some kind disposable income.'”

Fr. Oscar Pratt |