Tuesday of the 32sd Week
Luke 17: 7-10
I love our readings because they give us all we need to live our faith today. Faith is not about having more; we will never have enough. Faith is about using what we have already been given because we have everything we need to win the battles of temptation, doubt, and fear. God does not deal with “what if’s” but only with “what is.”
To have real faith it begins by doing what our Responsorial psalms say to do, “I will bless the Lord at all times.” We bless the Lord in all times, which means in good times and in the troubling times.
To have faith means we learn the lesson in our Gospel, that is when a servant comes home from a long day’s work they then need to make a meal for their master. Jesus says, “We are just unprofitable servants; we have done what we were obliged to do.” The words of Jesus bring us back to our original point, use the faith that has been given us.
If we live to use our faith, then we have nothing to worry about because the writer of Wisdom says, “When the just die, they will be held in the palm of God’s hand, and no torment will touch them.”
As we have powerful readings for us today, may we live our faith well today and never tire of doing the will of God.