25th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year: C)
Date: Sunday, September 22nd, 2019, 11:00
Old Testament: Jer. 8:18-9:1
Jeremiah 8:18-9 (NIV)
1O God, the nations have invaded your inheritance; they have defiled your holy temple, they have reduced Jerusalem to rubble.
2They have given the dead bodies of your servants as food to the birds of the air, the flesh of your saints to the beasts of the earth.
3They have poured out blood like water all around Jerusalem, and there is no one to bury the dead.
4We are objects of reproach to our neighbors, of scorn and derision to those around us.
5How long, O LORD? Will you be angry forever? How long will your jealousy burn like fire?
6Pour out your wrath on the nations that do not acknowledge you, on the kingdoms that do not call on your name;
7for they have devoured Jacob and destroyed his homeland.
8Do not hold against us the sins of the fathers; may your mercy come quickly to meet us, for we are in desperate need.
9Help us, O God our Savior, for the glory of your name; deliver us and forgive our sins for your name's sake.
Psalms 79:1-9 (NIV)
1I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone--
2for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.
3This is good, and pleases God our Savior,
4who wants all men to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.
5For there is one God and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus,
6who gave himself as a ransom for all men--the testimony given in its proper time.
7And for this purpose I was appointed a herald and an apostle--I am telling the truth, I am not lying--and a teacher of the true faith to the Gentiles.
1 Timothy 2:1-7 (NIV)
1Jesus told his disciples: "There was a rich man whose manager was accused of wasting his possessions.
2So he called him in and asked him, 'What is this I hear about you? Give an account of your management, because you cannot be manager any longer.'
3"The manager said to himself, 'What shall I do now? My master is taking away my job. I'm not strong enough to dig, and I'm ashamed to beg--
4I know what I'll do so that, when I lose my job here, people will welcome me into their houses.'
5"So he called in each one of his master's debtors. He asked the first, 'How much do you owe my master?'
6"'Eight hundred gallons of olive oil,' he replied. "The manager told him, 'Take your bill, sit down quickly, and make it four hundred.'
7"Then he asked the second, 'And how much do you owe?'"'A thousand bushels of wheat,' he replied. "He told him, 'Take your bill and make it eight hundred.'
8"The master commended the dishonest manager because he had acted shrewdly. For the people of this world are more shrewd in dealing with their own kind than are the people of the light.
9I tell you, use worldly wealth to gain friends for yourselves, so that when it is gone, you will be welcomed into eternal dwellings.
10"Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much.
11So if you have not been trustworthy in handling worldly wealth, who will trust you with true riches?
12And if you have not been trustworthy with someone else's property, who will give you property of your own?
13"No servant can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money."
Luke 16:1-13 (NIV)