33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
The Master in this weekend's gospel puts a serious amount of cash into the hands of his servants, gives them absolute freedom, and then leaves on a trip. When he comes back, we realize that his end game is NOT about the money: it's about having his servants share in his work so that they can also share in his JOY. Do you lack joy in your life? God has given us everything we have - our faith, education, personality, interests, money, business skills, life experiences, talents - along with absolute freedom, and then "stepped back"...so that we can decide (like the first two servants) to use what He's given us to build up His kingdom - then we'll experience His JOY! Or not...like the third servant. How will you use what you've been given this week?