By Jude Siciliano, OP
Mini-reflections on the Sunday scripture readings
designed for persons on the run. "Faith Book" is
also brief enough to be posted in the Sunday parish
bulletins people take home.
From today’s Gospel reading:
Jesus told this parable to his disciples:
"A man was going on a journey. He called in his
servants and handed his funds over to them according
to each person’s abilities.....
After a long absence, the master of those servants
came home and settled accounts with them."
Discipleship isn’t a holding back for fear of making
a mistake, or looking like a fool. Judging from
today’s parable, it requires a spirit of risk and
boldness, sometimes in big matters, but mostly in
small daily occurrences. Whatever the "risky
business" we use in our service of the Lord, we are
encouraged in today’s parable by a Master who trusts
his servants to "give it a try" – so that when he
returns we will hear him call us "good and faithful
So we ask ourselves:
Do I treat my faith as something
fragile, keeping it close and
protected as if it will break if
brought out into the open?
In my daily life, how venturesome
before others am I with my faith?
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