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Lk 12: 39-48

‘But know this: if the owner of the house had known at what hour the thief was coming, he would not have let his house be broken into. You also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an unexpected hour.’

Peter said, ‘Lord, are you telling this parable for us or for everyone?’ And the Lord said, ‘Who then is the faithful and prudent manager whom his master will put in charge of his slaves, to give them their allowance of food at the proper time? Blessed is that slave whom his master will find at work when he arrives. Truly I tell you, he will put that one in charge of all his possessions. But if that slave says to himself, “My master is delayed in coming”, and if he begins to beat the other slaves, men and women, and to eat and drink and get drunk, the master of that slave will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour that he does not know, and will cut him in pieces, and put him with the unfaithful. 

That slave who knew what his master wanted, but did not prepare himself or do what was wanted, will receive a severe beating. But one who did not know and did what deserved a beating will receive a light beating. From everyone to whom much has been given, much will be required; and from one to whom much has been entrusted, even more will be demanded

New Revised Standard Version, copyright 1989, by the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. USCCB approved.

 


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Paying attention to the magis

Have you ever missed your exit or bus stop on a daily commute because you zoned out? The combination of the routine’s familiarity and the busy day clouding your head can make it easy to do.

So too can habit, busyness, stress, or boredom affect our collaboration with Jesus in our daily life.

We enter the routine: start the day in prayer, be kind to strangers we encounter, have patience with our coworkers and family, attend Mass on Sundays, donate to a charity we support, and so on.

But are we really awake?  Are we attentive to the new and creative ways Jesus might be asking us to collaborate with him?  Are we using our time, gifts, energy, talents and voice to care for our master’s possessions, that is to say God’s world and God’s people?

Are we paying attention to the magis Jesus calls us to today?

—Amy Ketner is the Coordinator of Hispanic/Latino Ministry at St. Mary Student Parish in Ann Arbor, MI.

 


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Prayer

Dear Lord, help me keep my eyes on you…To you I want to give all that I am.  Let me be generous, not stingy or hesitant. Let me give you all – all that I have, think, do, and feel.  It is yours, O Lord. Please accept it and make it fully your own.

—Henri Nouwen


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DAILY INSPIRATION

October 23, 2019

Scripture

Lk 12: 39-48

‘But know this: if the owner of the house had known at what hour the thief was coming, he would not have let his house be broken into. You also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an unexpected hour.’

Peter said, ‘Lord, are you telling this parable for us or for everyone?’ And the Lord said, ‘Who then is the faithful and prudent manager whom his master will put in charge of his slaves, to give them their allowance of food at the proper time? Blessed is that slave whom his master will find at work when he arrives. Truly I tell you, he will put that one in charge of all his possessions. But if that slave says to himself, “My master is delayed in coming”, and if he begins to beat the other slaves, men and women, and to eat and drink and get drunk, the master of that slave will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour that he does not know, and will cut him in pieces, and put him with the unfaithful. 

That slave who knew what his master wanted, but did not prepare himself or do what was wanted, will receive a severe beating. But one who did not know and did what deserved a beating will receive a light beating. From everyone to whom much has been given, much will be required; and from one to whom much has been entrusted, even more will be demanded

New Revised Standard Version, copyright 1989, by the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. USCCB approved.

 


Ignatian Reflection

Paying attention to the magis

Have you ever missed your exit or bus stop on a daily commute because you zoned out? The combination of the routine’s familiarity and the busy day clouding your head can make it easy to do.

So too can habit, busyness, stress, or boredom affect our collaboration with Jesus in our daily life.

We enter the routine: start the day in prayer, be kind to strangers we encounter, have patience with our coworkers and family, attend Mass on Sundays, donate to a charity we support, and so on.

But are we really awake?  Are we attentive to the new and creative ways Jesus might be asking us to collaborate with him?  Are we using our time, gifts, energy, talents and voice to care for our master’s possessions, that is to say God’s world and God’s people?

Are we paying attention to the magis Jesus calls us to today?

—Amy Ketner is the Coordinator of Hispanic/Latino Ministry at St. Mary Student Parish in Ann Arbor, MI.

 


Prayer

Dear Lord, help me keep my eyes on you…To you I want to give all that I am.  Let me be generous, not stingy or hesitant. Let me give you all – all that I have, think, do, and feel.  It is yours, O Lord. Please accept it and make it fully your own.

—Henri Nouwen

DAILY EXAMEN

The Daily Examen is a prayer technique developed by St. Ignatius to help us reflect on the events of the day to discern God’s presence and direction. When Ignatius founded the Society of Jesus, he required the Jesuits to practice the Examen twice daily—at noon and at the end of the day. It’s a habit that Jesuits, and many other Christians, practice to this day.

The Examen structure presented below is adapted from a technique described by Ignatius Loyola in his Spiritual Exercises. Click here for more information from our partners in ministry at Loyola Press.

Daily Examen

1. Become aware of God’s presence

God, I believe that at this moment I am in your presence and you are loving me.

2. Review the day with gratitude

God, you know my needs better than I know them. Give me your light and your help to see how you have been with me, both yesterday and today.

3. Pay attention to your emotions

God, help me to be grateful for the moments when people have affirmed me and challenged me. Help me to see how I have responded, and whether I have been kind to others and open to growth.

4. Choose one feature of the day and pray from it

God, forgive me for when I have not done my best or have failed to treat others well. Encourage me, guide me, and continue to bless me.

5. Look toward tomorrow

As I look to the remainder of this day, make me aware that you are with me. Show me how to be the person you want me to be.

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