Roc Homily Part Deux – Twenty-Seventh Sunday Ordinary Time 2016
Unprofitable servants?!?! Wha the…!!!
What was your reaction to being reduced from “Special” status?
This is the passage from Luke I love to hate. It uncovers my tried and true sense of entitlement. “Look, I’m a St. Louis Jesuit for goodness’ sake. What do you mean, ‘unprofitable servant’! Don’t you realize how much I’ve done for you, God? Let’s get this straight, I deserve… I’m SPECIAL!!!”
Luke 17:8-10 Put on your apron and wait on me while I eat and drink. You may eat and drink when I am finished’? Is he grateful to that servant because he did what was commanded? So should it be with you. When you have done all you have been commanded, say, ‘We are unprofitable servants; we have done what we were obliged to do.’”