Good and Faithful Servant

Am I a good and faithful servant to the LORD? Are you? Tonight (or this weekend) at Mass we read about 3 servants that were trusted with their master’s money. Each was entrusted with an amount equal to his or her capabilities. Two of the three returned with a profit of what the master had given them. The third? Well, the third didn’t fare so well because that servant was fearful of what the master expected and misinterpreted the master’s actions.

The first servant was given 5,000 and in turn made 5,000 more. The master was well pleased and told the servant, “Well done, my good and faithful servant! Come, share your master’s joy!” The second servant was given 2,000 and made 2,000 more. Again the servant was told to share in the joy and how proud the master was of this servant. The master also told these servants that “because [they] were good in small matters [they] will be given more responsiblity.” I sure hope this is how the LORD sees me.

The third servant, on the other hand, was afraid and decided to bury the 1,000 he was given. Upon the master’s return, the servant returned only the 1,000. The master was furious and basically threw out the servant and gave the servant’s 1,000 to the first servant who had now 10,000.

So what is the moral of this story? Well, I can’t say I know the exact answer. I know one moral might be to take risks and not get too cautious. Another moral is to be responsible for what you have and much will be added to your responsibilities. But, truthfully, I have no idea what to say. I’d be excited to hear your thoughts on this.

Until then, I hope we can all be good and faithful servants to Jesus our LORD.

God bless!

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About Christy

I enjoy: my family, my faith life, photography, drawing; writing, working on cars, basketball, football, and baseball. These are just a few of the many things I like...you'll just have to read my blog to know me better to know more of them. Other things you may not catch on that I enjoy are: cats, angels, ballroom dancing, Christian music, camping (being one with nature and all of God's creations), traveling, cherry and apple blossoms, and the colors blue (in all shades), white, black, dark purple, and SOME shades of pink. (Rainbows are cool, too. And I'm NOT a lesbian! Although, I'm friends with some gays and lesbians as well as a few transgenders.) I am Roman Catholic. I graduated from Johnson County Community College, where I majored in Animation in hopes of fulfilling my dreams of being a computer generated animation movie maker. I also have a degree in Corporate Communication from Avila University. I'm currently employed at Nestle Toll House/Haagen-Dazs (at Oak Park Mall in Overland Park), I own my own business -- C & S Productions, L.L.C. (check it out at http://www.csproductionsllc.com), and am single. My favorite time of year is Winter and the Christmas season! It's just so...well, I can't put it into words. ^_^ Lastly, I am 36 years young!
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One Response to Good and Faithful Servant

  1. sarah says:

    I’ve never understood this reading. I will let you know our priests interpretation after Mass!

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