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Luke 12:39-48

by Fr. Luis A. Zazano

Jesus said to his disciples: “Be sure of this: if the master of the house had known the hour when the thief was coming, he would not have let his house be broken into.
You also must be prepared, for at an hour you do not expect, the Son of Man will come.”
Then Peter said, “Lord, is this parable meant for us or for everyone?”
And the Lord replied, “Who, then, is the faithful and prudent steward whom the master will put in charge of his servants to distribute (the) food allowance at the proper time?
Blessed is that servant whom his master on arrival finds doing so.
Truly, I say to you, he will put him in charge of all his property.
But if that servant says to himself, ‘My master is delayed in coming,’ and begins to beat the menservants and the maidservants, to eat and drink and get drunk,
then that servant’s master will come on an unexpected day and at an unknown hour and will punish him severely and assign him a place with the unfaithful.
That servant who knew his master’s will but did not make preparations nor act in accord with his will shall be beaten severely;
and the servant who was ignorant of his master’s will but acted in a way deserving of a severe beating shall be beaten only lightly. Much will be required of the person entrusted with much, and still more will be demanded of the person entrusted with more.”

Be cautious and know what you should do

  1. Be prepared. We must never forget that in life there is always something new that appears: positive or negative, we must be prepared. Life is not monotonous. We need a certain structure in life to live well, but sometimes we turn our whole life into a kind of “structuralism” that we cling to and that makes life monotonous. Don’t forget that you have to be prepared. But, you can’t go to the other extreme either; relaxing too much and saying “God is merciful, He forgives everything …so I needn’t worry…” Be careful! Every extreme is bad. To be prepared means working every day for your holiness, for perfection. Being prepared means to be willing to live life fully: as your adventure with God and with others.
  2. In your own affairs. Blessed are those who are involved in their work and engaged in their own affairs, and are not gossips. It’s important to live your life and not be meddlesome and nosy like those who “don’t live or let live”. Don’t measure your life comparing yourself with others. We are all different and unique. Don’t judge yourself by other people’s lives because that’s being unfaithful to yourself; to your principles and your calling. Pay attention to what you are doing. And don’t be the person who is giving himself to others all the time, but doesn’t even take care of his health or his relationship with God. To help others, you must first be complete.
  3. You will be held accountable. We are referring to the gifts you have been given. You have a gift and you have to put it into action at the service of others. It’s your job to bear fruit in this life. Simply because you are a Christian, you have the gift of praying for your brothers and sisters. Today, God invites you to invest your gifts. The best thing of all is that God is the guarantor of this business; this enterprise.
    Remember, we are praying the Rosary especially this month. With a Rosary in our hands, Heaven is our goal.
    God bless you in the name of the Father, of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
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