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Eckardtesian Thought: I think, therefore I write . . .
Jesus' parable of the unjust steward teaches us to be wary of the allurements of the world and not to serve them but rather to make them serve us. That is the shrewdness of the steward who used the world's goods to prepare for his life after his was put out of the stewardship. So also let us put the world's goods to good use rather than to let them take us down and away from Christ. Christ himself did this, using even evil men to arrange his crucifixion by which he redeemed the world. So daily repent and turn from the world's enticements and pray for God to protect you. Here in worship the world's goods are put to the best use, as bread and wine are pressed into service to become the elements of Christ's sacrifice for us. Sermon for Trinity IX. The video is here.