November 29, 2014

1st Sunday of Advent - B


Each with His Own Work

The man “leaves home and places his servants in charge, each with his own work.” 

As a result, the best thing one can do to remain watchful and alert is to carry out the task given to him/her.

In the context of the Liturgical Calendar, we now begin a new year, with the readings of the Gospel According to Mark.  However, the two passages from Matthew for the last two Sundays of the previous liturgical year transitioned smoothly into today’s passage. 

In the parable of the talents, the master of the house entrusted with his servants different amounts, “each according to his ability” (Matthew 25: 15).

Then, in the parable of the judgment of the nations, the work given to each follower of Christ is to be carried out in feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, and caring for those in need…. 

That is the work of building the Kingdom and at the same time preparing for the return of the King.  This task has been entrusted to us, “each with his own work.”

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