A talented, elderly carpenter was given one more project before retiring. He had been planning to go off and live a life of leisure, so he didn’t put his best work in. When he finished, the boss gave him the keys and said the house was a gift to him for all the great work he had done over the years.
Like the carpenter, we are all responsible for building our own lives. It doesn’t matter how much is given to us; what matters is what we do with what is given. If we refuse to invest what is given, we stand in danger of losing our potential to flourish in life, like the servant in today’s gospel. Jesus is looking for us to be faithful, responsible, and wise builders of our personal lives, families, and his kingdom.
Are we constantly putting our best into all we do?
Friends, we pray for the wisdom to build well. Put our work where it may best stand strong.
About Father Jilson Tom, C.S.C.
Father Jilson Tom, C.S.C. is from the Northeast India Province of Holy Cross. A native of Kerala, Father Jilson has been serving in a parish and school ministry since his ordination twelve years ago. He joins the Family Rosary team as an Assistant, while he works to study Pastoral Counseling in the Boston area. With a personal devotion to Mother Mary, Father Jilson is thrilled to be working to enhance family prayer through the Rosary. And if you ever need a listening ear or want to play a board game, Father Jilson’s your guy!