Mon. Dec 11th, 2023

Saturday of Week 31 – Romans 16:3-9,16,22-27; Ps 111:1-3,5-6,8.9; Luke 16:9-15

Whoever can be trusted in little things can be trusted in great; the man who is dishonest in little things will be dishonest in great.

This is a terrible sentence when a person sees how often they excuse themselves from one or another obligation, one or another action that could be taken – because it’s considered to be too minor or unimportant. “Well, after all, nothing like that’s going to happen. . .” – how many times do we use this to justify ourselves?

Such small infidelities, compromises, and neglects result in us becoming lukewarm, and then sometimes it’s hard to see just how far we’ve gone. We forget the warning: “Be sober, be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. Resist him, firm in your faith” (1 Peter 5:8-9).

Whoever is too big for small things is too small for big things. . .