Sunday: 22nd September, 2019
Reference text: Luke 16:1-13
Luke 16:3 Then the steward said within himself, What shall I do? for my lord taketh away from me the stewardship: I cannot dig; to beg I am ashamed.
When making a search for destinations using Google maps, one is usually given a number of alternative routes to the same destination depending on the filters used. However, there are some locations where particular streets or highways cannot be avoided if one wants to reach them.
Bearing in mind that the steward in today’s Gospel is commended for his astuteness and not his dishonesty, let’s take a closer look at the text. This steward in question appeared to know himself rather well and could clearly realise that a lack of proper physique and shame gave clear indication that ‘digging’ and begging were not his thing. For someone who was an administrator, this made sense.
He was thus concerned about the way forward post-dismissal hence, he kept looking for a way to survive after his sack. In the end, he found ‘A WAY’ to do so. My dear, from the above, we can deduce that the statement:
“There is no way” only becomes a thing when we stop looking for a way.”
It also becomes obvious that at points in time, some ways will neither be pliable nor fit into our individual agenda and missions.
Nonetheless, that does not suggest there is no other way. Indeed, while there is only one way to the father – Jesus, in our lives; things are slightly different. God has set the course such that detours and alternative paths are available to us, all leading to the expected end. So sweetheart, there is a way, only don’t stop looking for one.