One way to look at this Gospel is to see it as referring to the last judgment. It involves rewards for the two servants who doubled the sums given to them (vv. 20–23) and punishment for the servant who did nothing (vv. 24–30). It is a lesson about taking care of our souls and the responsibility we have to, as St. Paul says to the Philippians, “work out our salvation with fear and trembling.” Watching over our own souls, our own salvation, demands fruitful action and even boldness. We cannot just simply say we believe in Jesus. We MUST act on that belief.
However, there are some people who seem almost paralyzed with fear regarding what they should do for God. That seems to be the condition of the third servant. But we cannot live that way. Jesus says in another place: “do not live in fear, little flock, it has pleased your heavenly Father to give you the kingdom!”
Look, this Saturday evening we had a thank you dinner for those who have been volunteering in some way for the parishes. I knew that not everyone could – or would – make it to the thank you dinner. That means …read more
Source:: Fr. Frank Jindra’s Homily Podcasts