November 25, 2017
Solemnity of Christ the King - A (November 26, 2017)
The Who, What, When, Where, Why and How of Serving the Son of Man
In the Gospel According to Matthew, today’s parable of “the judgment of the nations” follows immediately “the parable of the talents” that we listened to a week ago.
In that context, one possible interpretation of today’s parable is that caring for others is a way of investing and making profit of what has been given to us.
Sometimes, we may feel and use the excuse that the needs of the world or of others are so great, and we do not know if we can make a difference. Remember, the servants were expected to simply work with what they have been given.
And taken the two parables together, it is quite clear that we meet and serve the one who has entrusted his possessions to us (first parable) and “the Son of Man” (second parable) in the least among us.
May we learn how to share with others what has been generously given to us.
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