Wednesday, 24 October 2007

Lk 12:39-48

"The servant who knew his master’s will
but did not make preparations nor act in accord with his will
shall be beaten severely;
and the servant who was ignorant of his master’s will
but acted in a way deserving of a severe beating
shall be beaten only lightly.
Much will be required of the person entrusted with much,
and still more will be demanded of the person entrusted with more."

This part of today's gospel reading struck me and keep me pondering. In fact, I was rather preoccupied and even a bit fearful with these words of Jesus. The priest at Mass mentioned: we all know the will of God, but are we acting according to His will?

How much preparation did I make? How often do I act in accord with His will, but instead with my own will? Am I ignorant to His will especially in my daily living as a religious?

On the consoling side, just when I was reflecting these in chapel, I came upon these words:

There is nothing to be afraid, let us not leave space to angiush or distrust. Resort to Mary, the "faithful servant" of the Lord: the Queen of Heaven is ready to support us in this earthly pilgrimage.

Non c'è da aver paura, non lasciamo spazio all'angoscia o alla sfiducia. Ricorriamo a Maria, la "serva fedele" del Signore: la Regina del Cielo è pronta a sostenerci in questo pellegrinaggio terreno. (Messa Meditazione)

1 comment:

sr.Teresita Park said...

"Non c'è da aver paura..."
Questa parola ci porterebbe a quella di Papa Giovanni Paolo II che sempre diceva così a noi giovani. Complimenti...!!!