Meditation — November 4, 2011
Posted on Friday, November 4th, 2011
The master commended the dishonest steward for his shrewdness; for the sons of this world are more shrewd in dealing with their own generation than the sons of light. Luke 16:8
How could I pass up this verse? Help me reach a deeper understanding.
In this verse, Luke is advising those who read the message of Jesus piously, nodded their heads appropriately, pursing their lips just so, to get real, to wake up. In fact, approach the Lord’s message authentically, urgently. You are known and so intimately, you would be shocked to discover, but you will some day.
Leave the choir—figuratively—and engage the suffering, listen to those who grieve, administer to those who do not even comprehend their need—because they too have fallen asleep. These words resonate with you because you grew up in the Bronx. There was no other choice but to be shrewd, to be awake—awake to what was happening all about, to the sounds and clamor, to the rush whether it was in line or for a respite—if that is not contradictory.
Be awake, rise up, become conscious of who you are, where you fall short, don’t even meeting your expectations—and please don’t associate expectations to a position or stature. Answer the questions—and it should not be the last time they are asked, Who are you and why are you here?And the truth of your response, the emerging discovery of your authentic self will empower in the Lord’s grace a shrewdness in you to seek the face of God above all else.
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