Homily (Reflection) for Wednesday of Twenty-Ninth Week in Ordinary Time (II) (19th October, 2016) on the Gospel
(Saints John de Brébeuf and Isaac Jogues, PP. Mm., & Comps, Mm, or Saint Paul of the Cross, P., Opt Mems)
Eph 3:2-12;Is 12:2-6. (R. cf. v. 3);
Topic: We get accordingly.
Jesus warns all to be ever ready for no one knows when the Son of Man is coming. Peter asked if the parable of the watchful slaves was for everyone. Jesus replied,
Who then is the faithful and prudent manager whom his master will put in charge of his slaves, to give them their allowance of food at the proper time? Blessed is that slave whom his master will find at work when he arrives.
On the other hand, the slave who thinks that his master is delayed in coming, and
...begins to beat the other slaves...and to eat and drink and get drunk, the master ... will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour that he does not know, and will cut him in pieces, and put him with the unfaithful.
Although no one knows when, nevertheless the master will certainly come one day. He will meet each of us as we are. He is ready to judge the living and the dead, cf. 1Pt 4:5. Everyone shall render account of him/herself to God, cf. Rom 14:12. This account will include every careless word, cf. Matt 12:36. And the Son of man will repay every person for what he/she has done, cf. Matt 16:27; Rev 22:12; Prov 19:17.
Dear child of God, never renounce God with the wicked nor say in your heart, ‘God will not call us to account,’ cf. Ps 10:13. God will judge His people and will also repay everyone according to his/her deeds, cf. Heb 10:30.
Bible Reading: Rom 14:7-12.
Thought for today: God will judge and reward all.
Let us pray: Lord, help us to be ever conscious that one day we shall stand before your judgement seat to be repaid accordingly – Amen (cf. Rom 14:10; 2Cor 5:10).
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