Posted by: vftmom247 | 2011/08/25

Impulse: Blessed is the servant…

Thursday

21st Week of Ordinary Time

                                  Gospel: Matthew 24:42-51

 

Blessed is the servant whom his Master, on his arrival finds at work! (Verse 46)

This gospel makes use of picturing the master on vacation.  During this time we are called to provide to people what they need at the proper time (Verse 45). But when we fight with each other and beat our fellow man, then we will find ourselves among the hypocrites. Over the time of His “trip”, He refers us to the love for our fellow man.

Blessed is the servant whom his Master, on his arrival finds at work!

This reminds me of Mary as she stood under the cross.  She has to let go of Jesus, but she is given John.  It is as if Jesus wants to say: “There in John, your brother, you will find Me.” It is similar in our lives.  The master seems to be on vacation; our assignment is to give our fellow man what he need at the proper time.

Blessed is the servant whom his Master, on his arrival finds at work!

Mother Teresa writes an interesting thought on this subject:  “If we sometimes have the feeling that Jesus is on vacation, could it be that I may have distanced myself from my sisters?”  Here another dimension becomes apparent: Through the love for our fellow man we experience Jesus anew in our lives.  We should not complain about “dry spells” in our prayer, but practice our love more intensely.  Not being reconciled with others blocks our prayer life. Mercy and love, on the other hand, open our doors again to God.

Blessed is the servant whom his Master, on his arrival finds at work!

Let’s focus our eyes on the love we have for our fellow man!  Let’s begin with our Family!  Let’s continue from the point where God has put us. Let’s overcome our fear and find a kind word or a smile, even for strangers, maybe while riding a bus or while shopping.  Let’s experience the blessedness the master has promised us!

 

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