Good News Inspiration for Daily Life
Description: Luke 17:5-10 from the 27th Sunday of Ordinary Time is disturbing. After doing a lot of hard work, the last thing we want to hear from God is: “You’re an unprofitable servant.” Is Jesus implying that it’s right to be burdened with more to do when we’re tired? Not at all! What he is telling us is that there’s a difference between doing what’s required out of mere obedience and volunteering to go the extra mile because we love and we care.
When we stop short of going the extra mile, it’s usually because we have an unbalanced view of faith. Unaware that we’re serving Christ in our everyday tasks, and unaware that we’re serving others with Christ, we settle for a mediocre, half-hearted attitude. We limit our potential.
Ideas for use: Bulletin insert for 27th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Ministry Fair, stewardship campaign, staff and ministry meetings, faith sharing communities, RCIA, etc.