Sunday, November 13, 2011

Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Matthew 25:14-30
Again with the angry god of righteous judgment. He seems like a ruthless business manager: get results or get fired. Is this really our Parent as she is, or how we wish him to be? We see our desire clearly in the ending of this chapter. The good child is rewarded and the naughty child is punished. Is this not the fantasy of every self-righteous brat? Our Parent sees into our hearts and sees the truth that we cannot be so neatly divided. Whatever mercy she chooses to show us is not based on the merits of our actions, but rather on the nature of his love. But this love should inspire us to love all just as equally. They are our brothers and sisters and we should desire each of them to be rewarded with our Parent's love. Anything less is not worthy of who we are.