Sunday, November 16, 2008

Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Matthew 25: 14-30
Another parable about the cruel side of God, or is it? Our Master has indeed given each of us a share of his wealth. How will we use it? Do we strive to increase love in the world? Do we share God's wealth with others? Do we try to bring our brothers and sisters into our Master's House? Or is our concern only for our own well-being, our own salvation? Do we fear using the wealth entrusted to us, afraid of risking its loss, afraid of our Master's punishment? Our soul does not belong to us, but to God. We must use it to increase his harvest. We must not hide it away in a desperate attempt to preserve it. For if we do so, we will lose it anyway.