Re:Verse passage – Luke 19:11-27 (day two)
Another came, saying, ‘Master, here is your mina, which I kept put away in a handkerchief;21 for I was afraid of you, because you are an exacting man; you take up what you did not lay down and reap what you did not sow.’ vs. 20-21
At the end of the day the question we must all answer is; what did you do with the resources your were given? It isn’t too difficult to get into the weeds with this parable. Was the master just and fair? Why did the citizens not like him? Did he take what was not his? There is much to plumb in these questions, but what strikes me is that we may each be called to live and work in a place where there is injustice and inequity. This, however, does not absolve us from doing our best with what we have. What good are we to our brothers and sisters, our neighbors and co-laborers if we refuse to engage with the world simply because it’s not fair? We have each been given an assignment to love, share, and care for each other. What are we waiting for?