October 20, 2021, Wednesday 29th Week in Ordinary Time

I will do whatever it takes.

Luke 12:39-48

Would you mind opening your Scriptures and reading these verses prayerfully?

I often recorded Tampa Bay Rays after-game show. Perhaps you too noticed that they always interviewed the star of the game. Sometimes it was a defensive player who went to extraordinary means to help his team win the game. So many times, the player sacrificed his body to make a play. He 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.

The Gospel Challenge:

Jesus used the word “steward” in today’s gospel 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.

Look at people you are responsible for in life, family, work, 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. When it seems too much, and you can’t give anymore, be the star of the game that day. Be the mother/father who will go way beyond their limits for their child. You can do it today—no hill for a climber.


God bless you, my friends.

Fr. Rick Pilger, I. C.

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