Investing money in a business you know is doomed to fail, makes no economic sense. Similarly, donating money to a charity known to misappropriate its funds is foolhardy. Yet, that is what God seems to do with us when it comes to his love, grace, and choice. Given God’s foreknowledge, we may wonder why Judas was chosen to be one of the Twelve Apostles—he certainly wasn’t a sound investment! And yet, perhaps, that was his most important role: namely, to reassure us that God showers his love and grace on everyone—regardless of whether or not there will be a positive response and return on his investment. Or, to use other gospel imagery, he causes the sun to shine on the just and unjust alike, and scatters the seed of his word on the rocky soil and pathways, as much as on the good rich soil. Although we may not actually betray Jesus (like Judas) we are daily squandering the loving graces showered upon us—especially those bestowed in this Eucharist. Let us resist taking advantage of God’s magnanimous generosity and unfailing mercy, and like good stewards give God a bountiful return on his loving and merciful investment.