Lectio Divina: 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time

“No servant can serve two masters. He will either hate one and love the other, or be devoted to one and despise the other.” — Luke 16:13


Either our Master is the Lord, or He isn’t. Either He sits on the throne of our hearts or someone (or something) else does. What sits on that throne – what we love and direct our attention and affections towards – will dictate our lives. It will direct us and orient all that we do. This is why it’s so important to take time and reflect on who is our true master: the Lord. If anyone or anything else sits on the throne, we will stray off the path.

As we take time to pray and reflect this Sunday, let us make sure the Lord is our everything. He will give us the grace to keep our lives on the straight and narrow and to live lives of joy and authenticity. This grace is a gift and one that the Lord truly desires for us to receive.


  1. Who do I serve?
  2. Does Christ direct my heart or does someone (or something) else direct it?
  3. What does it mean that God is my “Master”?
  4. What does it mean to be devoted?
  5. Do I despise the things fighting to control me (i.e. distractions, sin, etc.)?