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Liturgical day: Sunday 33rd (A) in Ordinary Time

Gospel text (Mt 25,14-30): Imagine someone who, before going abroad, summoned his servants to entrust his property to them. He gave five talents of silver to one, then two to another, and one to a third, each one according to his ability; and he went away.

»He who received five talents went at once to do business with the money and gained another five. The one who received two did the same and gained another two. But the one with one talent dug a hole and hid his master's money. After a long time, the master of those servants returned and asked for a reckoning (…)».

The horizon of eternity and our responsibility over time

EDITORIAL TEAM evangeli.net (based on texts by Benedict XVI)
(Città del Vaticano, Vatican)

Today, in the parable of the talents our Lord shows that he is not calling us to live a life of comfortable tranquility, but rather to develop our talents. He who lives his life in the light of responsibility of their own eternal life is much more conscious of the importance of each and every day. Time used well for something good is transformed into an object with a long lasting value. Time, we receive from God and as good administrators we should give it back to him well used.

We have to maintain the fruit for it to last. After a certain period of time, buildings, money, books..., disappear. All that remains eternally is the human soul, man created by God for all eternity. The fruits that remain are those that we have sown in the human soul. We must live in the present with view to eternity.

—I ask the Lord to help me to carry these fruits that will always exist. Only in this way can this valley of tears be transformed into the garden of the Lord.