The whole point of today’s parable is to remind us what really matters, what truly counts: experiencing the divine love that will transform us. This is our true future. Jesus is saying to prepare for the future:put all our energy and talents into ensuring that our lives are fully committed to God. How can we do this? First, make prayer central to our lives. Devote ourselves to deeper study and practice of prayer. St. Francis de Sales assured us that “every one of us needs half an hour of prayer each day, except when we are busy, then we need 1 hour! The dishonest steward used his wits to get what he wanted…We can use prayer to do the same.