Fr. Rick’s Gospel Reflection for Wednesday, 29th Week in Ordinary Time, October 19, 2022
Luke 12: 39-48 https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/101922.cfm
Please open your Scriptures and read these verses prayerfully.
I will do whatever it takes.
I often recorded Tampa Bay Rays after-game shows. Perhaps you notice that they always Interviewed the star of the game. Sometimes a defensive player went to extraordinary means to help his team win the game. So many times, the player sacrificed his body to make a play and did whatever it took.
Another example of doing whatever it takes is parents who care day in and day out for a disabled child. The same is valid for children doing whatever it takes to make an aging parent as comfortable as possible. We all find ourselves in those challenging situations that make us better than we thought we could be.
In today’s gospel, Jesus used the word “steward” to describe such a person. When I take a serious look at the people in my care, I have an opportunity to bring out the best in them by being the best I can be. Setting the example empowers others to do the same.
The Gospel Challenge:
Look at people you are responsible for in life, family, work, and even friends you hang out with and play sports or other activities. What do they see in you, day in and day out? “Much will be required of the person entrusted with much, and still more will be demanded of the person entrusted with more.”
God has given us all the ability to do whatever it takes to care for others. Be the game star that day when it seems too much, and you can’t give anymore. Be the mother/father who will go way beyond their limits for their child. You can do it today—no hill for a climber.
IGNITE THE FIRE.
God bless you, my friends.
Fr. Rick Pilger, I.C.