Monday, October 28, 2013

Fr Norris reflection

The one who had received five talents came forward bringing the additional five. 10 He said, 'Master, you gave me five talents. See, I have made five more.' 
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His master said to him, 'Well done, my good and faithful servant. Since you were faithful in small matters, I will give you great responsibilities. Come, share your master's joy.' 
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(Then) the one who had received two talents also came forward and said, 'Master, you gave me two talents. See, I have made two more.'
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His master said to him, 'Well done, my good and faithful servant. Since you were faithful in small matters, I will give you great responsibilities. Come, share your master's joy.'
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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;
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so out of fear I went off and buried your talent in the ground. Here it is back.'
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His master said to him in reply, 'You wicked, lazy servant! 11 So you knew that I harvest where I did not plant and gather where I did not scatter?
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Should you not then have put my money in the bank so that I could have got it back with interest on my return?
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Now then! Take the talent from him and give it to the one with ten.
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12 For to everyone who has, more will be given and he will grow rich; but from the one who has not, even what he has will be taken away.


The parable of Talents reminds me of when Fr Norris walked up to me outside St Michael's and gave me his diary on the reflections he did when at the Seminary at Holy Cross. I made the decision that this was a calling of God and I had to use my talents to make us of this gift..