MY daily reflection and prayer:
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Twenty-Ninth Week in Ordinary Time
Dear my friends,
Here is the Gospel for us today according to St. Luke 12:39-48
Jesus said to his disciples: “Be sure of this: if the master of the house had known the hour when the thief was coming, he would not have let his house be broken into. You also must be prepared, for at an hour you do not expect, the Son of Man will come.” Then Peter said, “Lord, is this parable meant for us or for everyone?” And the Lord replied, “Who, then, is the faithful and prudent steward whom the master will put in charge of his servants to distribute the food allowance at the proper time? Blessed is that servant whom his master on arrival finds doing so. Truly, I say to you, he will put him in charge of all his property. But if that servant says to himself, ‘My master is delayed in coming,’ and begins to beat the menservants and the maidservants, to eat and drink and get drunk, then that servant’s master will come on an unexpected day and at an unknown hour and will punish him severely and assign him a place with the unfaithful. That servant who knew his master’s will but did not make preparations nor act in accord with his will shall be beaten severely; and the servant who was ignorant of his master’s will but acted in a way deserving of a severe beating shall be beaten only lightly. Much will be required of the person entrusted with much, and still more will be demanded of the person entrusted with more.”
This is the Gospel of the Lord. Praise to you Lord Jesus Christ.
FROM today’s Gospel we realize that Jesus Christ calls us to be faithful and prudent servant of God. In being faithful and prudent, we don’t seek to impose our own vision, but rather serve the Master who has given us our bless.
Being faithful and prudent is to have a greater awareness of his constant presence. God is very much present to each of us who wish to live our calling and job with responsibility and integrity. His grace is always available to all of us who live our lives in his loving presence.
In the Perpetual Adoration of the Eucharist, we all adore Jesus Christ so that we would be counted among those faithful and prudent servants. There we learn to put aside our ignorance and instead be faithful in caring his presence among us.
Let’s pray: Lord Jesus Christ, you have given us such great responsibility. We are sorry for the times we have offended you, and for when we have not lived up to the trust you have bestowed on us all. Help us to reflect your love for those to whom you have entrusted to our care now and forever. Amen.