St. Paul, convinced that the Lord’s return in imminent, urges the people to stay the course in their lives and relationships. His advice reminds us to cherish each day as the treasure it is: the precious gift of life.
Genesis continues with the account of the creation of living creatures throughout the earth. God then creates humanity and charges us with care and stewardship of the earth before taking a rest on the seventh day.
The Gospel parable today raises the challenging question, “What are we doing with our lives?” We have been given so much, how do our lives proclaim the great chorus of Heaven – Holy, holy, holy Lord God of hosts!
The Letter to the Ephesians beautifully illustrates how we are directed to live according to the manner of our call to follow Jesus Christ. Simply put, if we have been given gifts, then may we joyfully offer them to the Lord!
The Lord speaks in the Gospel of Luke about the suddenness of God’s action in human affairs. The invitation is simple: be ready! Since we do not know when the Lord will call us from this life, we live each day as if it were the only one…thus living every day as a precious treasure from God.
The parable today shows the outcome of three servants who were given the opportunity to serve their master. Like these servants, our lives have the power to make an impact in the world. It begs a question: What are we doing with our lives?
The end of today’s passage from the Gospel of Luke offers a powerful reminder: we are called to live the blessing of our lives to the fullest extent. What’s more, we will be judged, not in comparison to others, but in comparison to the gifts that God has placed within us.