October 22, 2014
(St. Pope John Paul II, Pope)
Continuing with yesterday’s theme of being prepared, being vigilant for the Lord’s coming, Jesus speaks today about the responsibility that goes along with the Gift of Knowing. He said, “Much will be required of the person entrusted with much, and still more will be demanded of the person entrusted with more.” Lk 12:39-48
A child playing with a toy helicopter may or may not know that if he’s too rough with it, it will break and he will no longer be able to play with it. An adult playing with an expensive R.C. heli realizes that if he crashes it too many times, it too, may break and the replacement parts are also quite expensive. But a pilot flying a real helicopter knows that not only is it expensive to fix if it breaks, but that his and his passenger’s very lives are at stake if it crashes. And if that analogy is stretched just a tiny bit further, we can see the enormous responsibility of an airline pilot who has the lives of hundreds in his hands.
God has given us the Gift of Knowing Him, beloved. That gift is not to be taken lightly. We are “called” to share it. And we can do that in many different ways. Some are called to preach, some are called to write blogs and some may be called to be helping hands to the poor and needy. But however we do it, and to whatever level we are called – we need to know that there are many lives at stake here as well. Lives of those who do not know. These are the ones we could and should be bringing along to Jesus, to the salvation He bought for all of us.
Could the man who was walking along in the forest be called guilty for falling into a trap. No, but he’ll still be called dead. But the man who was walking along with him and didn’t warn him of the trap that he knew about, will not only be guilty, but he will be dead as well.
So, do, come to Jesus, beloved! And share His companionship, His Love with everyone you meet!
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