From the Word of the Day
Much will be required of the person entrusted with much, and still more will be demanded of the person entrusted with more. (Luke 12: 48)
Today, God’s Word calls us to attitudes of expectancy and of activity, following the example of Christ who accomplished the Father’s will by making Himself the servant of everyone. We are asked to imitate Him in His generosity.
God gives us so much every day: life, beauty of sunrise and sunset, but above all, His love that we must spread around us. Therefore, we must not be egoists, keeping God’s gifts for ourselves but making them fructify, knowing that if we have been given much, more will be demanded of us. It is an optimum manifestation of our being Christians and companions on the journey of other human beings. Sharing and responsibility toward every woman and man, especially those closest to us, must characterize Christian life.
Lord, help us to be grateful for what You have given us and grant that we may serve You in all the people that You have placed near us and those we meet on our journey.
The voice of Pope Benedict XVI
Responsibility toward our neighbor means loving and doing good to others, desiring that they too be open to the logic of the good; interesting themselves about others means opening their eyes to the needs of their sisters and brothers.