In the Gospel reading from Luke 16, Jesus talks about being trustworthy in matters great and small.
Jesus said, “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.”
Think about that word for a moment: trustworthy. It means "worthy of trust." If someone has ever broken your trust (and I'm sure someone has), you may not consider them trustworthy again for a long time, if ever. Trust must be earned. That's why we must always be very careful about our actions, not just with other people, but especially with God. Sometimes we may try to justify wrong actions on a situational basis. Usually the percentages of getting caught are the determining factor. Regardless of the size of the matter or the chances of getting caught, we must never be dishonest. There's an old saying: You can tell the truth a million times and no one says a thing, but you tell one lie and you’re branded a liar forever. This reminds me of a saying of Jesus, that'll I'll modify for the reflection. "Be trustworthy, as your Father in heaven is trustworthy."
Father, forgive us for the times we are not trustworthy in matters great or small. Help us to always be people of righteousness and truth. Amen.
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