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Jesus said to his disciples: ‘know this: if the owner of the house had known at what hour the thief was coming, he would not have let his house be broken into. You also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an unexpected hour.’
Peter said, ‘Lord, are you telling this parable for us or for everyone?’ And the Lord said, ‘Who then is the faithful and prudent manager whom his master will put in charge of his slaves, to give them their allowance of food at the proper time? Blessed is that slave whom his master will find at work when he arrives. Truly I tell you, he will put that one in charge of all his possessions. But if that slave says to himself, “My master is delayed in coming”, and if he begins to beat the other slaves, men and women, and to eat and drink and get drunk, the master of that slave will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour that he does not know, and will cut him in pieces, and put him with the unfaithful. That slave who knew what his master wanted, but did not prepare himself or do what was wanted, will receive a severe beating. But one who did not know and did what deserved a beating will receive a light beating. From everyone to whom much has been given, much will be required; and from one to whom much has been entrusted, even more will be demanded.
Scripture passage from the New Revised Standard Version Bible: Catholic Edition, copyright 1989, 1993, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
Sr. Brigid Cannon, OP
20 October 2022 @ 3:37 am
My dear Sr. Louis Mary, thank you for breaking open the word of the gospel today. The examples you gave for daily living deeply touch mind and heart. Your prayer gave a challenge to be all that we can be with God’s grace to give our daily “yes” to life and intimacy with Jesus in loving our neighbor. Let us “be open, alert and prepared each day then we shall not fear death or the day God calls us home.”
Blessings on your continued preaching!
Love and prayer, Sr. Brigid
20 October 2022 @ 3:58 am
I loved the radio analogy! How perfect in understanding God’s reach to us. I hope you don’t mind if I use it myself. This was excellent. Thank you Sister.