Week 6. 19th to 25th November
33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
The Parable of the Talents
“For to everyone who has will be given more”
PATHWAYS TO THE FUTURE
A talent was a huge sum of money, thought to equate to the pay for 15 to 20 years’ of work. The Master in today’s Gospel reading has, therefore, placed great trust in his servants, giving them stewardship of such vast riches. God, Our Father, has placed the same trust in each one of us. At our baptism, He gave each one of us a unique set of gifts and charisms, “each in proportion to [our] ability”. We received this lifetime of riches to equip us to continue God’s work on earth, to build His Kingdom, to scatter on His behalf and to yield fruit for His harvest. Our lives as baptized Catholics are lives of service and mission, in our homes, our schools, our workplaces, and our parishes. We are called to use the baptismal gifts we have received, the talents we have been trusted to grow, in the service of God, the people we encounter in our daily lives, and the communities within which we live, work and study. Our faith is not passive or individual to us. Our faith is active and to be shared and grown. God is calling each one of us to renew His Church in Down and Connor using the talents He has entrusted us with. How will you use yours?
“Give her a share in what her hands have worked for, and let her works tell her praises at the city gates.”
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