Wednesday, Oct. 21st 2020

Wednesday of the Twenty-ninth Week in Ordinary Time

Today's Mass Readings


I must admit that this Gospel passage frightens me a little when Jesus says, “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.”

But the thing that gives me comfort is knowing that our Lord is a merciful God, he shows much compassion, as Psalm 145 says, “The LORD is kind and full of compassion, slow to anger, abounding in mercy.” The Lord knows that we are human and he sees that we are trying to do our best in this life and he knows that we are also weak too. But we go to him as the fountain of life, and as our responsorial psalm says, “You will draw water joyfully from the springs of salvation.” For it is in the Lord Jesus, the spring of life and of salvation that we draw not only our strength, but also our, or His, courage and most importantly his love and joy. We are very weak, but with him, we become strong!

Reflection by Br. Maximilian Burkhart, OSB

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