33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
Originally delivered on November 14, 1993
Readings: Proverbs 31:10-13, 19-20, 30-31; Thessalonians 5:1-6; Matthew 25:14-30 or 25: 14-15, 19-20
We are reminded in today’s Gospel that God gives each of us a Divine gift to each of us that is unique to each of us. But our task is to take the risk of faith to make more of it. If God is, in fact, love and mercy, we must believe, in the depth of our being, that we are already in God’s love and mercy and see ourselves in that context. We are encouraged to ask ourselves not why we got certain gifts and not others, but what we are doing with the gifts that we have been given. If we trust in God and invest in our talents, we will increase our gifts exponentially as a reflection of God Himself.