In SUNDAY’S GOSPEL, Jesus tells the famous ‘parable of the talents’. . In this parable, a landowner puts three servants in charge of his wealth while he goes away. One servant gets five talents, another gets two and the last gets one. The first two servants go and put their talents to work – using them, investing them, and helping them grow into more. The third servant simply buried his one talent in the ground. . When the master returns he praises the work of the the first two servants, and allows them to keep what he has given them and gives them even more. The third servants is rebuked and condemned and the little he has is taken away. . This parable should cause us to reflect on how we use the gifts and privileges that God has given us, but also how have we invested and multiplied our faith since our baptism, First Holy Communion or Confirmation? Is it something that we’ve buried away to be presented to the Lord when we die, hoping he’ll be impressed that we kept it shiny and new but didn’t use it? . This parable teaches us that the Lord wants to to invest in our faith, to use it, and apply it so that it will grow into something that will be a source of power, peace, comfort and strength for when life gets difficult. Let us pray for the courage to use of faith and gifts in the service of God as we say: Our Father… . #catholic #church #prayer #Jesus #god #pray #prayer #reflection #meditation #gospel #bible #saint #feast #catholiceducation @rcwestminster @dowym
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