Homily of the Day

In the Gospel reading Jesus tells us to be faithful stewards of God, making good use of the gifts and talents given to us. God, like the master in the parable, will demand an accounting from each one of us at the end of our lives: “Fortunate is this servant if his master on coming home finds him doing his work” and “the servant who knows his master’s will, but did not prepare to do what his master wanted, will be punished with sound blows”; “he will discharge his servant and number him among the unreliable.”

We who have been blessed by God with so much must show the best use of these gifts for ourselves and our neighbor, “Much will be required of the one who has been given much, and more will be asked of the one entrusted with more.”