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When a man has had a great deal given him, a great deal will be demanded of him...
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... (Luke 12:48
Wisdom 18:6-9; Psalms 33:1,12,18-22; Hebrews 11:1-2,8-19; Luke 12:32-48

In today’s Gospel Lesson, Jesus says to Peter, “Happy the servant if his master’s arrival finds him at this employment … When a man has had a great deal given him, a great deal will be demanded of him; when a man has had a great deal given him on trust, even more will be expected of him” (Lk.12:43,48).

Much was given to Peter. Jesus, Light-of-the-World, had come into His life. In Jesus, he was privileged to catch mankind’s clearest glimpse of a loving, caring, forgiving, God. Much, therefore, was asked of Peter: his very life, in fact. Peter was asked to choose between the settled life of mediocrity and the daring life of servant-of-the-Lord. And the choice did…

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