In the reading of Luke 16:1-13, the parable of the dishonest steward, a rich man deals with two people: a dishonest and an honest one. It emphasized that trust is a big issue and that if you serve two masters, you are not trustworthy. What I take from this reading is that God has given each and everyone of us different talents to use to take advantage of, all while being true to oneself and others. Everyone has their own strengths and weaknesses. God essentially wants all of us to use our gifts to the best of our abilities. Also while using our strengths and abilities, it is important to be honest and trustworthy. The parable states that you can only serve one master because if you serve two, you will end up loving one and hating the other.
God wants us all to only serve him, so in the end we only love him. I feel as if this story conveys the message that God has given us our life to live to the fullest. You are the one who determines how you spend your lifetime; God just hands you the pieces to put together. In your lifetime, you should always be honest and trustworthy to honor God. Here at Neumann, I have been given the opportunity to share my gifts and be trustworthy many times, especially through service. With campus ministry, I have been on multiple retreats and a service trip which allowed me to give back to the people who need some extra help. Studying Education at Neumann and working at Holy Family, a local elementary school, has led to me investing my time into the next generation. It feels great to be a service to those who need it and also an influence on those who need guidance. While serving and guiding, I present myself as a trustworthy and honest person, so I become someone people can trust and rely on.