November 12, 2013 by bobet888
When you have done all you
have been commanded, say,
“We are unprofitable servants;
we have done what we were obliged to do.”
– Luke 17 : 7 – 10
|November 12, 2013 Bible Reading and Gospel|
Our culture has become one of entitlement. We view ourselves as having rights, just expectations , and we expect that much is owed to us. Thus we see children demanding what they want, spouses expecting their preferences to be respected, and the belief that government must provide us with everything. God gets thrown into the fray as well, so that he, too, must deliver according to our attitude of spoiled children. What we forget is that we have received everything from God and we owe him everything. Jesus’ image of the slave and master is not just a metaphor. Although his free and generous gift of redemption raises us up to the level of children and friends, he owes us nothing. Our fundamental relationship with God must be that of a grateful creature with a loving creator. We must start there.