Prv 31:10-13, 19-20, 30-31
Ps 128:1-2, 3, 4-5 1
Mt 25:14-30 or 25:14-15, 19-21
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In today’s second reading Paul tells us there are two kinds of individuals, people of the day and people of the night. This has nothing to do with sleep patterns or with college students who are definitely people of the night, holding meetings at 9 and 10 o’clock.
by Fr. Salvatore Cuccia, Campus Minister/Associate Pastor
For Paul people of the day and of the night are people of light and of darkness. People of character and people without self-control. People who live in expectation of Christ’s coming and people who live as if there is no tomorrow. In short, Paul is saying that we should be able tell by a person’s behavior whether that person is a follower of Jesus.
As Christians, as followers of Jesus, we are called to live out our beliefs in our daily lives. At Gilman high school the football coach Joe Ehrmann asked the team, “What is our job as coaches?” The boys yelled back, “To love us”. “What is your job?” Joe shot back. “To love each other, “the boys responded. They lived out their beliefs.
How different our relationships can be—parish community; family, friends and co-workers; classmates, roommates, teammates; brothers and sisters in Greek and social groups—if we live out our beliefs in our daily lives.
Do we think of ourselves and see ourselves as a followers of Jesus Christ who happens to be a family member; teacher, student; friend or co-worker; roommate or classmate who responds to the call to bring the faith, hope and love of Jesus to the people with whom we come into contact?
Do we accept the call to follow the example of Jesus who said that he came to serve not to be served, to love as he loved, to be an example to others by what we say and by what we do?