19th October 2021
Rom 5:12, 15b, 17-19, 20b-21
Psalm 40:7-8a, 8b-9, 10, 17
It is just beautiful to win the heart of the leader. It is beautiful to win the heart of the people who really matter to us. It is very beautiful to win the heart of the master. Let us strive to win the heart of our Master, Jesus Christ.
In the responsorial psalm the response goes "here I am Lord, I come to do your will." If we look into our lives can we sincerely and honestly tell Jesus that we have come to do his will? By my way of living, have I won the heart of Jesus? Doing the will of our master should be our delight.
In the Gospel of today Jesus gives us a parable and in the parable He indicated that when the master comes and fines his servant ready to serve him the master will reward the servant. Are you that Servant making all things possible so that when the Master, he will find easy access to your house? The question we will also be asking ourselves will be if the master is coming, he should come with his own key, to be able to open the door so that He shouldn't wait for the servant to open the door for him. But that wasn't the case at the time of Jesus. At the time of
Jesus doors were bolted only from inside the house. So when somebody from outside comes, knocks on the door, then someone from inside will have to open the door for the one from outside to enter. If we look at this parable from the perception of our time today, we may misinterpret it. But it will be very beautiful for us to look at it from the perspective of the time of Jesus. That, when one comes and knocks on the door it will be very frustrating for one to knock and knock and knock when no one from inside responds. But when one knocks, just a simple knock, and the door opens, it will bring relief to the one standing outside. What Jesus expects of us today, from this parable, is that we must be alert and be ready to welcome Him when he comes. Are you ready?