Reading 1 Rv 4:1-11
Responsorial Psalm Ps 150:1b-2, 3-4, 5-6
Gospel Lk 19:11-28
As we approach the end of the liturgical year, we are reminded through the Scripture readings, that we need to have a deeper understanding of the kingship of Christ. In today’s Gospel, we read about a parable about the relationship between a nobleman, soon to be king, and his servants. It speaks of prudence and faithful services given by the different servants, but it also relates of one servant’s unreliability and faithlessness and the consequences of his actions. Although seemingly harsh, the Gospel reminds and challenges us to continually reflect on our lives. It reminds us that everything we possess are given to us by God.
Have we neglected to develop the material and spiritual gifts the Lord has entrusted to us? Have we shared our wealth and talents with those who have less?