Reflection on Luke 12:39-48 ~
“From the one to whom much has been entrusted, even more will be demanded.” If we acknowledge Jesus’s arrival in our life then allow Him to transform us, we will become disciples of increasing gifts. As a disciple, we are expected to walk the walk and talk the talk of unconditional love. As we move towards fully accepting Jesus’s embrace, the responsibility intensifies because we come to know more from the master and want to be and do anything He ask of us.
Luke 12 New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE)
39 “But know this: if the owner of the house had known at what hour the thief was coming, he would not have let his house be broken into. 40 You also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an unexpected hour.”
The Faithful or the Unfaithful Slave
41 Peter said, “Lord, are you telling this parable for us or for everyone?” 42 And the Lord said, “Who then is the faithful and prudent manager whom his master will put in charge of his slaves, to give them their allowance of food at the proper time? 43 Blessed is that slave whom his master will find at work when he arrives. 44 Truly I tell you, he will put that one in charge of all his possessions. 45 But if that slave says to himself, ‘My master is delayed in coming,’ and if he begins to beat the other slaves, men and women, and to eat and drink and get drunk, 46 the master of that slave will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour that he does not know, and will cut him in pieces, and put him with the unfaithful. 47 That slave who knew what his master wanted, but did not prepare himself or do what was wanted, will receive a severe beating. 48 But the one who did not know and did what deserved a beating will receive a light beating. From everyone to whom much has been given, much will be required; and from the one to whom much has been entrusted, even more will be demanded.
Thank you for meditating on this Gospel reading and considering this meditation on Luke 12:39-48.