Wednesday in the Thirty-Third Week of Ordinary Time
[Scripture Readings: 2 Mc 7:1, 20-31; Lk 19:11-28 ]
Commerce hasn't changed in hundreds of years. Good managers are entrusted with more, poor managers are fired. God has entrusted us with his wealth, that's grace and charity. Are we good managers?
A nurse fighting Ebola in West Africa writes this: “Not a day goes by that I don't wish I could pull off my protective mask so that my patients can see I am laughing, smiling or even crying with them. The kids, especially, are terrified by my alien appearance. But now I'm learning what it means to love, and how to communicate that love in ways I didn't even know were possible. Not externally, but internally. A heart that truly loves has no trouble conveying compassion, because that type of love resonates from the very deepest parts of the soul and becomes an almost physically compelling force experienced by all those around.”
Are we good managers of love? Is it communicated in wonderful ways to all around us: or only to ten, or five, or one, or none?