September 18. Sunday 25c.  On their eco-safari they were not able to go to Mass every Sunday but shared on the readings of the day.  “I think that the story of the dishonest steward changing the invoices of the money owed to their master is a real and serious case of corruption.  Were people like that already in those days?” Pauline asked.  Michael responded, “Well wickedness has been around since the time of Adam, don’t you know!”  In the Bible stories God also punished people through nature, e.g. the Flood, Sodom and Gomorrah. Whether those are true accounts is another matter but the point is that such stories illustrate how God’s justice overcomes evil.  You can’t continue to get away with corruption. We hope that the government too will be after you.”  

Scripture: No servant can serve two masters.  You cannot serve God and mammon. Read Luke 16:1-13.   Pope Francis:   We lack the culture needed to confront the crisis of global warming, water scarcity and more.  We lack leadership capable of striking out on new paths and meeting the needs of the present with concern for all and without prejudice towards coming generations.  LS53.   We should not think that political efforts or the force of law will be sufficient to prevent actions which affect the environment because when the culture itself is corrupt and objective truth and universally valid principles are no longer upheld the laws can only be seen as arbitrary impositions or obstacles to be avoided. LS123. 

ECO-TIP AND PRAYER:  Witness to and lobby for Christian eco-values and social justice in the workplace or wherever one’s environment allows.  Pray for honesty and integrity in political leaders as they decide on the necessary action to combat climate change effects.  Pray Glory be to the Father……..