We are quickly coming to the end of the Church Year; the last two Sundays, culminating with Christ the King Sunday, have Gospel lessons that focus on Christian action. This Sunday is the parable of the talents: one person got five to work with, another two, and another just one. Five and two were able to double their investment of money, time, and sweat equity. The person with one talent did nothing – he was, sadly, fearful of failure. The following Sunday has the well-known Gospel: “I was hungry and you gave me food…” and the converse “I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat….” Even in the midst of our collective suffering, we have the call to reach out beyond ourselves. With prayerful consideration, we can find ways to do the greatest possible good with our resources. Then, on Christ the King Sunday, we will know who, indeed, is King of our hearts.
Minister of Music