READINGS for 2006-11-14
DUTY TO SERVE
??..We have done no more than our duty.? ? Luke 17:10
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Isn?t there a little Pharisee in all of us? We easily view the relationship between God and us under the form of a contract: I give so as to receive. After we have done something for the Lord, we expect a salary. The parable rejects this way of thinking. God owes us nothing, not even gratitude. Yes, we acknowledge our weaknesses and sins, but we are also tempted to excuse ourselves a lot, like an employee before his employer. It is the others who caused us to commit this or that sin. I cannot tell how often I have a hard time hearing confession when penitents accuse the husband, the neighbor, or somebody in the office for causing anger or resentment or harsh words. It?s always the others, not me. I am a victim of the bad people around me. The next step is that we begin to tell God that we are not bad at all. Am I not doing so much good, Lord? I pray regularly, I always go to Mass. Oh yes, we have a hard time admitting our faults, that we are sinners in dire need of God?s abundant compassion. We try to bargain with God. Lord, why do you this to me? Have I not??
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