Thirty-third Sunday 2017
Taking risksThe third servant in today’s Gospel was not willing to take even a small risk with his talent. He couldn’t even trust a bank. Why? Because he was afraid of the master.
Each of us is invited to ask ourselves: “Am I willing to take a risk because of my faith or not? Do I believe in God and in myself, or am I afraid of both God and myself?” The Gospel is telling us that it is not enough to just have a personal faith and then follow the rules and stay out of trouble. Our gift of faith must be invested in society; it must be lived and must give a witness in the world to the truth of the Gospel. Fearing to act, even if it means sometimes making a mistake, is not acceptable. Risk is a core element of faith because it relies on the true God who is faithful, loving and compassionate.
The Gospel calls us today to invest ourselves for the cause of the Gospel and work for justice and peace, without fear.
Fr. Joseph Jablonski, MSC