Doing our Duty. Family Missionary Thought 6 October. 27th Sunday C

Fr Oliver liked doing his own cooking but didn’t like all the other household chores. “What is it like for you in families these days,” he asked.  “Does everyone, old and young, perform their duties as they should or do some, unfairly, expect to be waited on, hand and foot.  And what about the issue of rights, children and even servants too will quite often only do the minimum that is expected and never help out of kindness?

Will any of you who have a servant ploughing or keeping sheep say to him when he has come in from the field, ‘come and sit down at table?’ Will he not rather say to him, ‘Prepare supper for me and serve me, till I eat and drink and afterwards you shall eat and drink.’ Does he thank the servant because he did what was commanded?  So you also, when you have done all that is commanded say, “we are unworthy servants, we have only done what was our duty.”   Luke 17:5-10.

Pope Francis:   An important challenge is not to flee from a personal and committed relationship with God which at the same time commits us to serving others.  EG91  

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