Tuesday 10 November 2020

About Today Readings

St Leo the Great

Titus 2:1-8, 11-14. The salvation of the just comes from the Lord – Psalm 36(37):3-4, 18, 23, 27, 29. Luke 17:7-10.

‘When you have done all you have been commanded, say, “We are unprofitable servants; we have done what we were obliged to do”.’

The 1986 Janet Jackson song, ‘What have you done for me lately?’ tells the story of a woman tired of serving her ungrateful partner. I recently listened to the song and thought I would be done with that sort of relationship, too. In today’s reading, Jesus isn’t talking about us serving an ungrateful husband or wife, but serving our heavenly Father. Our Father who is good to us, who gives us all we have, and who gives us all we need.

Rather than asking God, ‘What have you done for me lately?’ We can ask, ‘How can I be of service to you?’ Not to look for the gold star or pat on the back, but to anticipate the next opportunity for service. Never tiring, because we know the work is never meant to be complete.

Lord, may I wake each day ready to be of service. May I go to bed each night knowing I’ve done your will until I hear the words, ‘Well done. Good and faithful servant.’ – Matt 25:23

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