USE ALL YOUR TALENTS

FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD 33rd Sunday of Ordinary Time November 15, 2020 WORD of the DAY  His master said to him, ‘Well done, my good and faithful servant. Since you were faithful in small matters, I will give you great responsibilities. Come, share your master’s joy.’ (Matthew 25: 21) How shall I live this Word?   “I was scared and went to hide your talent under the ground. Here it is ”: the third servant did not understand his master’s gesture: to entrust, is grace, to give trust. It is a bond. He did not own the talent entrusted to him, proportionate to his singularity. He did not allow himself to be won over by the trust of his lord. He only slavishly felt the weight of it, as if it were a foreign reality. The minimizing of self is the disease of the century. The minimized self is afraid of expressing itself by dedicating itself to the other, it is afraid of taking risks by venturing out.  It is living by shielding oneself from the risk of a true relationship, which makes one responsible for the other, for God. This ‘saving’ of oneself takes away from...