Wednesday 24 October 2018

About Today Readings

St Anthony Mary Claret.

Ephesians 3:2-12. Isaiah 12:2-6. Luke 12:39-48.

You will draw water joyfully from the springs of salvation – Isaiah 12:2-6.

‘From everyone to whom much has been given much will be required; and from the one to whom much has been entrusted much more will be demanded.’

The final parable in today’s reading from Luke ends with these amazing words. The characters in this parable, slaves and their masters, are not everyday people for us. Yet the words that Jesus uses to explain the parable are still relevant.

At every level of society people are given responsibility for the wellbeing of others. We are then expected to be trustworthy in exercising that responsibility. Yet it is so easy to use our role to take advantage of others and pamper ourselves. Jesus’ words call us to integrity.

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