Today’s Gospel Reading always gives me pause.  It did so today.  It is the story of the master who gives his servants some talents before he leaves for an extended time.  When he returns, two have doubled what they were given. One buried his talent so that he would not get in trouble or offend the master upon the master’s return.  However, when the master returned, the master was angry and offended.  The master says:

“His master said to him in reply, ‘You wicked, lazy servant!
So you knew that I harvest where I did not plant
and gather where I did not scatter?
Should you not then have put my money in the bank
so that I could have got it back with interest on my return?” (MT 25:  26-27)

In all honesty – this is me.  So tonight, I ask for prayers that I may at least put my talents in the bank.

An Act of Contrition for myself : http://www.ewtn.com/devotionals/prayers/contrit.htm

and a prayer to the Holy Face:  http://www.ewtn.com/devotionals/prayers/shroud2.htm

This one is new to me.  I found it consoling tonight.  I included Francis in this prayer.




About sisterbernice

I am a practicing Catholic in love with the Lord. Whatever his failings, I recognize the same in our Pope Emeritus, Benedict XVI. He serves as one of my great teachers. A truly misunderstood figure, I hope all who have reviled him might actually read him and find their way to God.
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2 Responses to talents

  1. Anonymous says:

    Hi- I would like to request prayers for the victims of rape and abuse by members of the Catholic Church. Many of them were children when they were attacked or abused. This is also an ongoing crisis, with new victims each year, worldwide. I will remember them and their stories forever, but for the healing to truly take place, it will take the voices and efforts of many. To paraphrase a poem by an Indian schoolgirl, “Too many Catholics, in too many countries, speak the same language– of silence.” Thank you.

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