Skip to main content

Sunday Readings

     This weekend the church celebrates the 19 Sunday of Ordinary Time. We come awaiting the unknown hour, in Faith, In anticipation of the day the Master will come.

      I SUCK at timing things. I am known as a pretty good cook in my family, and the one thing, I still long to conquer is the challenge of making sure everything is done on time. I go with the ambition- and usually  end in disappointment. The roast will be done at one time, the potatoes 15 minutes later, and the vegetables- whom never want to boil on time- are done much much later.

      In today's Gospel-one of my favorites- Jesus tells us to BE READY for we DO NOT KNOW the time or place when the Son of Man will come. It is better for us in many ways not to know-but to always be alert and ready.

This leads up to the figurative speech Jesus gives:

"Who, then, is the faithful and prudent steward
 whom the master will put in charge of his servants
to distribute the food allowance at the proper time?
Blessed is that servant whom his master on arrival finds doing so.
Truly, I say to you, the master will put the servant
in charge of all his property
.  "

Luke 12: 42-44
     I found a deep connection with this part, and what follows. I read over and over to my self, trying to figure out what Jesus is saying... Then it hit me like a Wall...  Jesus is talking about his coming, and what he was just talking about...

    In the passage above, Jesus asks who is the mos faithful, wonderful, Caring, Future seeing Person who knows what needs to be done? Jesus wants to know who will be put in charge of distributing the food at proper times? Yes is is the Pope, Cardinals, Bishops, and Priest Jobs, but know it's yours. We know what needs to be done, so let us share the Good News, in our actions, that is how Jesus will catch us when he arrives... Seeing us do Good. 

Thought a little joke would be good ^.^
    When Christ watches us do good, and sharing his word, he will give us his property. Which he has done, and will continue to. He has given us his church. His property here on earth that we are to grow and harvest; that we are to feed the ones whom do not know God.  The church is made of people. Without people we have no church. For church is a community of people that gather to praise God for whom he is.

     For we must be ready for the Lord. We know what he asks of us, so let us do it. Let us go out and preach; through words and actions. Christ gave us the EXAMPLE of how to ACT and so we must follow in his foot steps. We are the Church, without us we have no church, so let us be the prudent steward who distributes the food through the property that we have been given. 

God Bless! 


Post a Comment


I hope you enjoyed the Post, and enjoyed the Blog. If you have something you want to say, you are invited to leave a comment below! I love reading all the comment!


Popular posts from this blog

Forgive... Not Seven times but Seventy Seven times

21 Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, “Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me? Up to seven times?” 22 Jesus answered, “I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times.
Matthew 18:21-22 
It's very hard to forgive. Forgiveness is essential to our life here on earth. Jesus gave us the perfect example of forgiveness while he was on earth. Jesus loved us so much that he bore all our sins on the cross that goes before us. Every wrong we have done; every pain has become  A LOT LIGHTER because Jesus bore it before us.
Jesus is asked by his own, disciples, how many times should they forgive. Because they know that they have to forgive, and they know they everyone does wrong, but how much is enough? We need to draw a line right? No.
Jesus tells us that we shouldn't just forgive seven times. He told us to forgive 77 times. Or 77 X 7 times. Which is a more perfect number. Jesus told us that we must forgive has many times that someone does wrong. …

Fishers of Men

I have had the pleasure recently to start teaching again the First Penance and Eucharist at my Parish. It is always  a great time for me to know that I am laying the seeds of God in their heart and knowing that I am preparing them for a once-in-life-time event.  I love seeing the kids who are earnest to learn and who want to be there.

     In todays' Gospel, we are presented with an overview of Jesus life. Jesus does three distinctive things, that Matthew wraps up very quickly. He teaches, proclaims, and heals. These three unfold for us what we can expect from Jesus during his life time.  However, before he begins his own life and mission one thing had to happen- the Death of John the Baptist. John, we know, was the last of the Prophets and his main mission was to make sure people were finally ready for the King  to come. Jesus, therefore, couldn't start until the paths were made straight.

     Jesus mission on earth is the great light that has appeared in the darkness. In…

Feed My Sheep

During this Easter season we are given the opportunity to listen and reflect on the word of God from the Gospel of John. For the third and final time this weekend, we will hear a post-resurrection appearance of Christ to his apostles. It is through these appearances that Christ proves his resurrection, dispels the darkness of doubt in his apostle’s mind, and commissions them to make known the love and joy of these events to the world.

The Gospel this weekend tells us that after the death and resurrection of Christ, the disciples have returned to fishing, as they once did before they followed Christ. These skilled fishermen do not catch anything all night, until a man comes on the shore of the beach and tells them to cast their net on the right side of the boat, and they catch an abundance of fish, that the net should have broke, but it did not. After they caught these fish, the apostles realized that it was the Lord, who has now called them a second time from their job of fishing to …