“a Lamp to my feet. a Light for my path.” – Luke 16:8

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TODAY’S WORD…

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Jesus said,

“For the people of this world

are more shrewd

in dealing with their own kind

than are the people of the light.”

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– Luke 16:8 (NIV)

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REFLECTION…

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“The people of this world”

are those who dedicate themselves to this world;

who are "devoted" to this world;

who live for this world only;

who are careful only to obtain and to provide for now;

who accumulate possessions.

It does not mean that they

are especially wicked and immoral,

but it is clear that they are "worldly,"

and anxious about earthly things.

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“The people of the light”

Are those who have been enlightened from above

– who are Christians;

who know the Truth

and who seek to live in the light of Christ.

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Those who "are" worldly – “the people of this world”

show much skill and cunning

in providing for themselves;

seize occasions for making good bargains;

are active and industrious;

never miss an opportunity,

and therefore are prepared

to exert themselves to the utmost

to advance their own personal interests.

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Our Lord wants us – “the people of the light”

to apply at least the same ingenuity and effort

as people who are worldly,

when it comes to matters of the soul;

to the promotion of Christian spirituality

and the spreading of the Kingdom of God;

to being charitable

and truly “Christian” towards others.

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And me, where do I stand?

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REPETITIVE PRAYER FOR TODAY…

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Jesus, fill me with Your light and guide me!

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