Categories: HomiliesPublished On: November 18th, 2021Tags: , 308 words9.3 min read
Open to God

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Open To God

In Luke, the parable uses gold coins. It is like the parable of the Talents. Luke makes it easier to see Jesus in this parable.

The going off to a far away kingdom reminds of the Ascension of Jesus into heaven and Jesus being crowned King of the Universe, which we celebrate this coming Sunday. And this soon to be king promises to return, reminding us of the second coming of Christ when we will all be judged.

The servants are not to waste time but go about their work. There are those who are against the master. They will come to an evil end. But those who set about the master’s work are and will be rewarded.

We can read into this gospel ourselves, too. As we set about the work God has given us, no matter what that might be, we grow in trust and belief. As our faith matures, we are given more. Some who have will lose what they have, and it will be given to those who have more.

In our secular world, we think we should receive an honest day’s pay for an honest day’s work. This does not happen in this parable making people angry with God’s generosity. But it is not only God’s generosity, but your openness of heart and mind to accept God. Those who are close minded or fearful are not capable of sharing the riches of God. They go off and bury what little they have.

Your gifts? Where are you? To share openly and freely increases what we are given.

May the Lord bless you in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.  Amen