Sunday Sermon:)A Sunset and Some Other Stuff

16 Nov

“Never despise the talents you have. It is by them that you will do something that has not yet come into existence until you were born.”

― Israelmore Ayivor

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A beautiful sunny and cool Sunday morning. Feels like fall. A good day to watch Mass in my pajamas.

Today’s Gospel…

Jesus told his disciples this parable:

“A man going on a journey

called in his servants and entrusted his possessions to them.

To one he gave five talents; to another, two; to a third, one–

to each according to his ability. Then he went away.

Immediately the one who received five talents went and traded with them, and made another five.

Likewise, the one who received two made another two. 

But the man who received one went off and dug a hole in the ground

and buried his master’s money. “After a long time

the master of those servants came back

and settled accounts with them. The one who had received five talents came forward bringing the additional five. He said, ‘Master, you gave me five talents. See, I have made five more.’His master said to him, ‘Well done, my good and faithful servant. Since you were faithful in small matters, I will give you great responsibilities. 

Come, share your master’s joy.’Then the one who had received two talents also came forward and said, ‘Master, you gave me two talents. See, I have made two more.’His master said to him, ‘Well done, my good and faithful servant. Since you were faithful in small matters, I will give you great responsibilities.

Come, share your master’s joy.’Then the one who had received the one talent came forward and said, ‘Master, I knew you were a demanding person, harvesting where you did not plant

and gathering where you did not scatter; so out of fear I went off and buried your talent in the ground. Here it is back. ‘His master said to him in reply, ‘You wicked, lazy servant! So you knew that I harvest where I did not plant and gather where I did not scatter? Should you not then have put my money in the bank so that I could have got it back with interest on my return? Now then! Take the talent from him and give it to the one with ten. For to everyone who has,

more will be given and he will grow rich; but from the one who has not, even what he has will be taken away. And throw this useless servant into the darkness outside, where there will be wailing and grinding of teeth.'”

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My take on it… We are all given “talents” that should not be buried and wasted. Take your God given talents and share them, grow them, and be the best you can be. “For to everyone who has, more will be given and he will grow rich.” Rich doesn’t always mean money, property and stuff.

The sun is setting even earlier with this goofy Daylight Saving time now, so I scurried out at little after 5pm to catch the glory of the sunset. Always a picture perfect painting in the sky.

After I got home, I was delighted with a FaceTime call from the grandchildren, always a highlight. Especially since they called yesterday, too. A double delight. I miss these little angels.

Happy Sunday, my friends.

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