“Then the one who had received the one talent came forward and said, ‘Master, I knew you were a demanding person, harvesting where you did not plant and gathering where you did not scatter; so out of fear I went off and buried your talent in the ground. Here it is back.’ His master said to him in reply, ‘You wicked, lazy servant! So you knew that I harvest where I did not plant and gather where I did not scatter? Should you not then have put my money in the bank so that I could have got it back with interest on my return? Now then! Take the talent from him and give it to the one with ten.”
Does this surprise you in any way?
Where’s the surprise?
Talk to Jesus about that.
Heritage word—“Love the work you are doing! Do it thoroughly and reap the fullness of joy out of it, even if it should fail. Not failure, but low aim, is crime.”
(Sr. Mary Fortunata, a “pillar” Sister of Notre Dame)