The Oil Needed to Keep Our Lamps Burning Brightly
Father Thomas Rosica, CSB provides a Biblical reflection on the three parables of Jesus’ final discourse in Matthew’s Gospel, which are a fitting way to move toward the end of the liturgical year.
The three stories relate three different kinds of accountability required of Christians as they prepare for their glorious encounter with Christ. The first of the three parables tells the story of the servant who is left in charge of the household (24:45-51). Most likely directed at religious leadership, we saw how this parable issues a stern warning to leaders not to grow slack in their service to other Christians simply because the day of judgment may have been delayed.
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