September 1, 2018 Saturday of the 21st Week in Ordinary Time-B

1 Corinthians 1:26-31

Psalm 33

Matthew 25:14-30


It is due to him that you are in Christ Jesus… 1 Corinthians 1:30

“Well done my good and faithful servant…Come share your Master’s joy.”  Matthew 25:21 

Lord, how I long to hear the words “well done my good and faithful servant, come share my joy.”   The servants in our gospel were free to make choices about what to do with the enormous wealth their master gave them.  They could have run off with the money and have it all to themselves.  Two of them used the money responsibly and faithfully as if it wasn’t their own.  One chose to bury it in the ground and not do anything.  The rewards in life go to those who understand that all good comes from you.  Those who respond to your generosity are given even more to work with.  Today, Lord, I can expect you will give me opportunities to invest your gifts in ways that produce fruit.  I humbly accept the responsibilities that come with great wealth.  Out of your enormous generosity you can turn my small efforts into great results.  Lord, help me to get over the idea that any success I have is due to me alone.  Without you I can do nothing.  Lord, I offer you all I have to do with as you will.  Amen.