You Cannot Serve Both God and Mammon

Jesus

Awhile back, the angels asked me to dedicate Sundays to the Gospels . With Love and Gratitude, here is the Gospel of Luke 16: 1-13 

Jesus said to his disciples,
“A rich man had a steward
who was reported to him for squandering his property.
He summoned him and said,
‘What is this I hear about you?
Prepare a full account of your stewardship,
because you can no longer be my steward.’
The steward said to himself, ‘What shall I do,
now that my master is taking the position of steward away from me?
I am not strong enough to dig and I am ashamed to beg.
I know what I shall do so that,
when I am removed from the stewardship,
they may welcome me into their homes.’
He called in his master’s debtors one by one.
To the first he said,
‘How much do you owe my master?’
He replied, ‘One hundred measures of olive oil.’
He said to him, ‘Here is your promissory note.
Sit down and quickly write one for fifty.’
Then to another the steward said, ‘And you, how much do you owe?’
He replied, ‘One hundred kors of wheat.’
The steward said to him, ‘Here is your promissory note;
write one for eighty.’
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 are the children of light.
I tell you, make friends for yourselves with dishonest wealth,
so that when it fails, you will be welcomed into eternal dwellings.
The person who is trustworthy in very small matters
is also trustworthy in great ones;
and the person who is dishonest in very small matters
is also dishonest in great ones.
If, therefore, you are not trustworthy with dishonest wealth,
who will trust you with true wealth?
If you are not trustworthy with what belongs to another,
who will give you what is yours?
No servant can serve two masters.
He will either hate one and love the other,
or be devoted to one and despise the other.
You cannot serve both God and mammon.”

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In the phrase, ” Make friends….with dishonest wealth” – perhaps a better translation  of the Greek for dishonest wealth would be simply ” worldly resources,” which can often lead one to dishonesty. Worldly resources are not condemned, but should be used wisely, with the understanding that all earthly goods will pass away. If we let go of the immediate and worldly, we will be welcomed into eternal dwellings. 

Secondly, ” If you are not trustworthy with dishonest wealth,” reminds us that our behavior here on Earth influences our eternity. 

Finally, “God and Mammon” is a blunt dose of truth meant to convince us that we must own our possessions, not allow them to own us. Only if money is used with a view to our heavenly destiny (and that destiny requires sharing with the less fortunate) can we be sure it does not become an idol and has usurped God’s rightful place at the center of our lives. [see reference] 

Reference: The Workbook for Lectors, Gospel Readers and Proclaimers of the Word

A Channeled Message from St. Gabriel the Archangel: 

St. Gabriel 2

Greetings this is Archangel St. Gabriel.  I am  a messenger of God and I’m here to deliver a loving message of peace from the angel realm for you today. The most loving, peaceful message I  could offer unto thee- for there are many- but what would most help would be this: Join me in celebrating with Heaven for the Glory of God,  abundance.

Abundance has come easy to this generation and will continue to do so. Abundance brings many blessings abundantly. It is through this abundance that you are receiving all that is God-Given and you are blessed and are in harmony with this abundance including: prosperity,  love,  time, peace, Heavenly assistance, gratitude, and a multitude of blessing unto thee. There is no limit, for abundance is unmeasured. Ye who are blessed- I come to thee now lifting any err in thinking, any belief in lack and this is being replaced with what is God-Given naturally: True Love,  True Divine Healing,  True Divine Peace. I’m with you here always,  and celebrate with you this abundance that is God-Given naturally unto you and to this generation and will continue to increase-  for there is nothing being withheld from your table. For you are one with all that is God-given for you are blessed enormously, tremendously, abundantly, immeasurably and this is God-Given. These blessings are here for you to receive just by opening your heart and believing,  “I am one with God-Given blessings and abundance which is God-Given. ” “I am willing to receive.”  “I am willing to help bless others with this abundance.” “I am willing to use this abundance to serve which is what it’s intended for. ”  I will wrap my wings as will St. Raphael and St. Michael around you,  to embrace you and lift you to the abundance that is God given. This is not being done in error- on the contrary! There is more abundance to come and more for everyone!  We are lifting you now, helping you lift any belief system that believed in lack,  the belief that you were being withheld.  This does include insight, time, peace, radiating love,  radiating peace-  all are God’s blessings. For there is many blessings for all of you in this day and age to share with others-  to serve God for his Glory- and you need only ask. For you are created abundant! May you share this abundant blessing with all that you meet.  We are lifting you now, cleansing you off, severing any cords of fear if needed from St. Michael and the Band of Mercy. Lifting any heaviness, sadness, errs in thinking- lifting all negativity. Just be willing to receive and what is being replaced is very high vibrational. For you are one with this blessing, with abundance, and prosperity,  with love,  with integrity with truth, with sincerity- and we ask you this, “Are you willing?” For indeed I say yes, believe that you are receiving these blessings ,believe this daily. For in every way God the Father loves to send his blessings to his children. We are helping you shift your thinking to positive blessings- abundant blessings from Heaven-  for you are worth lifting. You are a child of God and so is your family and we send to you many Angel blessings and so it is, we love you.  We love and we lift you ever so sweetly and gently to this light that is always available to you. You need but only focus your mind and your heart on receiving blessings and give thanks to the Heavenly Father who sends them. I, St. Gabriel will help you every time you ask simply think my name. Call upon me, “St. Gabriel,  please help me now.”  and I will be with you 24/7. Call upon my name, St.Gabriel anytime you wish- and this is needed for many – to know I am here always.

St. Gabriel with St.Michael and St. Raphael and the Angel Team