Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:
November 10, A.D. 2007
Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:
Romans 16:3-9, 16, 22-27
Psalm 145:2-3, 4-5, 10-11
A reflection on today's Scripture:
The person who is trustworthy in very small matters is also trustworthy in great ones. (Luke 16:10)
When one looks at the lives of the saints and holy people, we see this happening over and over. The first martyr, Saint Stephen, was charged with taking care of the daily needs of the community and was trustworthy in that relatively minor task. Then, when called upon, he was very trustworthy in the great task of proclaiming the truth.
In the United States, there once lived a very humble Franciscan friar (1870-1957) Father Solanus Casey (now Venerable) who was considered trustworthy in the minor duties he was assigned as the doorman of his monastery. He was also very trustworthy in ministering to the needs of God’s people. St. Francis of Assisi answered God’s call, ”Francis, save my Church.” Francis thought God meant the minor task of rebuilding a nearby country church made of stone. Instead, God wanted him to revive the whole Church, the hearts of the people worldwide! Francis did it by giving good example—by living the Gospel as perfectly as he was able, and by rarely uttering a word.
We too are called to be trustworthy in small things in order that we may be trustworthy in the larger ones, if God calls us. What are these small things? Perhaps it is engaging in daily prayer, or helping to clean our parish church. Perhaps it is working to feed the poor or visiting the sick in hospitals or in their homes. We may not all be called to do huge and great things on this earth, but we are called to be trustworthy in all matters great and small. We must serve the One Master in all things.
- Don Claunch, SFO |
Saturday of the Thirty-first Week in Ordinary Time
St. Leo the Great, pope and doctor of the Church
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