REFLECTION FROM THE DESK OF THE PASTOR
Through the parable Jesus teaches us a lesson on what controls or rules our lives. Who is the master in charge of our lives? Our master is that which governs our through-life, shapes our ideas and controls the desire of the heart and the values we chose to live by. Many different things can rule us – the love of money or possessions, the power or position, the glamour of wealth and prestige, the driving force of unruly passions and addictions. Ultimately the choice boils down to two: God and “mammon”. What is mammon? Mammon stands for material wealth or possessions of whatever tends to “control our appetites and desires.” There is one master alone who has the power to set us free from the slavery of sin and addiction. The master is the Lord Jesus Christ.
In other words, we should not serve two masters but let us make God as the focus of our lives. We have a whole set of values in our life and there is a hierarchy in the choices we make. That is God before worldliness, spouse before others, family before work, happiness before pleasures, integrity before wealth and people before things. Let us be wise, trustworthy and a focused steward of God.