33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A by Fr. Ata Mensah 

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33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A by Fr. Ata Mensah

First Reading: Proverbs 31:10-13.19-20.31-31
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 128
Second Reading: 1Thess 5:1-6
Gospel Reading: Matthew 25:14-30


Theme: When God trusts you


Trust they say is an expensive gift. What makes you want to confide in someone? Most of us have many acquaintances but very few close friends in whom we can trust and confide. This is exactly what the gospel reading of today recounts to us about the trust reposed in the servants by the master.

Explanation of the Text

All too soon we are bringing the liturgical year to a close and as we do so the Mother Church wants us to seize this opportunity to reflect on the end time. Indeed the day of the Lord is coming, Paul warns in today’s epistle. What matters isn’t the time or the season, but what the Lord finds us doing with the new life, the graces He has given to us. This is at the heart of Jesus’ parable in the Gospel this week.

Jesus is the Master. Having died, risen and ascended into heaven, he appears to have gone away for a long time. By our baptism, he has entrusted to each of us a portion of his “possessions,” a share in his divine life (see 2 Peter 1:4). He has given us talents and responsibilities, according to the measure of our faith (see Romans 12:3,8).

He did so because of the intimacy we share with Him. He trusts us so much that’s why He has given to us a lot. The level of intimacy needed to reveal deep things of the heart goes far deeper than we usually find comfortable. Trusting someone enough to be completely open with them makes a relationship unique and special.

We are to be like the worthy wife in our First Reading, and the faithful man we sing of in the psalm. Like them, we should walk in the “fear of the Lord” — in reverence, awe and thanksgiving for his marvelous gifts.

God has created a process of empowerment called THE BLESSING, and it is designed to make us prosper in all things. He wants us to put into use what He has given us. We can’t afford to fail God by burying our talents and gifts. He trusts us so much and wants us to make more gains.



1 Comment
  1. Richmond Bosompem says

    Great! May God continue to bless and grant you with heavenly wisdom to always inspire us with the word.

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