“Who then is the faithful and wise servant, whom the master has put in charge of the servants in his household to give them their food at the proper time? It will be good for that servant whose master finds him doing so when he returns.” (Matthew 24:45-46)
How easy it is in this life to forget the fact that we are not the owners of the “house” in which we live, but merely its servants and stewards. And, as such, we have been given the responsibility to care for it until the real owner returns. Once we recognize and acknowledge that fact, it should change the way we see (and do) everything. Let us, therefore, live in such a way that we take good care of all that has been given to our care.
Help us to always remember, O Lord, that we are just servants and stewards. We do not own this “house” we live in; we are merely given the responsibility of caring for it until you return. Help us to do so diligently, tenderly, and faithfully. Amen.