Transparency, Truthfulness and Trust

by Sr. Juliemarie Mcdonald, SND. on 09/15/2016

in Ordinary Time

Twenty-fifth Sunday of Ordinary Time — Cycle C

“The person who is trustworthy in very small matters is also trustworthy in great ones;” (Lk 16: 10)

Here in the United States our citizens are preparing for an election of a president. One word that we hear over the news networks is Transparency. Today’s Gospel story of the rich young man gives us time to pause and reflect upon this topic of trust worthiness.

Transparency, Truthfulness and Trust

Transparency, Truthfulness and Trust
Reveal the true character of a person.
Anyone who is honest is a person of wisdom.
Note though, telling the truth makes you vulnerable.
So! Be honest and; be transparent anyway.
People will be able to trust and believe in you.
A government which is fair, honorable and trustworthy,
Reigns in peace and prosperity.
A government which is not transparent becomes corrupted.
No one wants a corrupt government led by lying leaders.
Can you honestly say you are a person of integrity and transparency?
Yes. Then I vote for you, because you are following the path of wisdom,

You will be respected and trusted.


For Reflection and Sharing:

  1. Why did the Master commend his dishonest servant?
  2. In your personal life, what characteristics do you want in a friend?
  3. At times what makes truthfulness difficult for you?
  4. How do you image transparency?
  5. Why are children so lovable?
  6. What do you mean by a forked tongue?

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Sr. Renetta Graff September 16, 2016 at 11:29 am

Thank you for clearly stating what we all hope to find in our leaders. We pray that God will bless our country, all who dwell within our borders, all who lead us and represent us.


Sr. Juliemarie McDonald, SND September 20, 2016 at 7:12 pm

Our prayers here up north are with you. We all want integrity and respect for those who lead us. Let’s continue to pray, believing that God will answer our prayers no matter where we live. Juliemarie


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