A lazy steward is praised by Jesus. Why? Because he worked hard and made sacrifices, reminding us that sometimes we can be more eager about earthly things than eternal ones. May we hustle and work hard for the praise of God in Heaven.
What’s your treasure? What’s so important to you that you will make sacrifices, work hard and dedicate your life to make it happen? A new school year offers the chance for students of all ages to grow in mind and heart!
Three servants were given different amounts of money by their master to invest; two worked hard, one was lazy. The parable reminds us that while we are all given different resources and abilities in this life the Lord still calls us all to use what we’ve been given with wisdom and hard work.
These two great saints made an enormous impact in the Church, even as they encountered hard work and confronted their own weaknesses and sins. May we look to their example and trust in the Lord for the grace we need to face the challenges of life.
The start of a new school year is a fresh beginning, just like a plain piece of paper, and it can become anything – a prayer, composition, work of art or even an airplane! Students are given three keys for a powerful year: daily prayer, hard work, and being the best kid they can be in their families.