Wisdom 18:6-9; Psalms 33:1,12,18-22; Hebrews 11:1-2,8-19; Luke 12:32-48
A little second-grader was always upset when hot lunches were served in the school cafeteria …
One day, for some reason, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches were served. Whereupon, the little fellow, feeling very self-satisfied, marched up to the cafeteria manager and said, “Great! We finally get a home-cooked meal around here.”
Whether someone is in need of a home-cooked meal, or a comforting hand, or a sympathetic ear, or an understanding heart, we are called to respond as humble servants.
We are called to share with others our gifts, our talents, our treasured resources, and, in so doing, proclaim to our sisters and brothers everywhere, the Good News of a Gracious God who loves us — all of us.
“There is no need to be afraid, little flock, for it has pleased your Father to give you the Kingdom,” Jesus says to His disciples in today’s Gospel Lesson. “Sell your possessions and give alms,” He continues, “for where your treasure is, there will your…