Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time
November 19, 2017
From the Pastor:
On this Thirty-third Sunday weekend of November 18/19, Matthew’s Gospel (25:14-30) gives us the Parable of the Talents! Many Bible scholars acknowledge this account as the quintessential Stewardship Parable! How is this so? In the Parable of the Talents, we are taught that our God-given talents have to be developed for God’s greater honor and glory! If not, we will all be held accountable by God Almighty! We can’t assume that it’s alright to take our God-given talents and do nothing! Again, it is a truism that assumptions are foolish and often dangerous to make! In fact, the most dangerous assumptions to make have to do with our eternal salvation! Once again, sacrificial giving by its very nature is essential stewardship that doesn’t make foolish and/or dangerous assumptions! Don’t waste your many God given talents! Use them to build up God’s Kingdom!
On this weekend of November 18/19, we are happy that there are two major parish opportunities to practice stewardship: our Holiday Boutique & Bake Sale as well as our Welcome the Stranger Program! Of course, there are many other opportunities to practice stewardship! As good stewards of our talents, may we all practice the art of sacrificial giving! God Bless All Your Many Good Works! Happy Thanksgiving to all!
Blessings Upon All,