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Luke 19, 11-28

by Fr. Luis A. Zazano
Luke 19, 11-28

Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Luke 19, 11-28

Jesus went on to tell a parable, because he was near Jerusalem, and because they supposed that the kingdom of God was to appear immediately. So he said, ‘A nobleman went to a distant country to get royal power for himself and then return. He summoned ten of his slaves, and gave them ten pounds, and said to them, “Do business with these until I come back.” But the citizens of his country hated him and sent a delegation after him, saying, “We do not want this man to rule over us.” When he returned, having received royal power, he ordered these slaves, to whom he had given the money, to be summoned so that he might find out what they had gained by trading. The first came forward and said, “Lord, your pound has made ten more pounds.” He said to him, “Well done, good slave! Because you have been trustworthy in a very small thing, take charge of ten cities.” Then the second came, saying, “Lord, your pound has made five pounds.” He said to him, “And you, rule over five cities.” Then the other came, saying, “Lord, here is your pound. I wrapped it up in a piece of cloth, for I was afraid of you, because you are a harsh man; you take what you did not deposit, and reap what you did not sow.” He said to him, “I will judge you by your own words, you wicked slave! You knew, did you, that I was a harsh man, taking what I did not deposit and reaping what I did not sow? Why then did you not put my money into the bank? Then when I returned, I could have collected it with interest.” He said to the bystanders, “Take the pound from him and give it to the one who has ten pounds.” (And they said to him, “Lord, he has ten pounds!”) “I tell you, to all those who have, more will be given; but from those who have nothing, even what they have will be taken away. But as for these enemies of mine who did not want me to be king over them-bring them here and slaughter them in my presence.” ‘After he had said this, he went on ahead, going up to Jerusalem.

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You must yield good fruit

1) The kingdom of God. Jesus shows us that finding the path of our life is a process. You have something special, a gift and a grace, that God has placed in your heart to give and to motivate others along the way. Have you identified what your gift is? What is the grace you have been given that can help you and others? Do you know? If you do not, start working on identifying it.

2) Must yield fruit. You must produce and bear fruit not only to eat or gain material things, but also to help others and to do good. How wonderful it is to see how many people benefit through your service! Many will thank you and they will express it, others will not, but the good thing about giving is seeing the good it produces.

3) Fear. Fear does not let you bear fruit. It does not allow you to take a risk and go beyond. Fear closes you within yourself. Today, ask the Virgin Mary to help you overcome this fear that has entrapped you and locked within yourself because it does not allow you to move ahead and bear fruit. With Mary’s help, anything can be accomplished.

God bless you in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
Always remember, Heaven is our goal.

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