Life on the Chrism Trail

Do we express the mystery of our common humanity, or do we do violence to it?

Bishop Michael Olson delivers his homily during the Mass for Peace Among People of All Races at Nolan Catholic High School Sept. 9, 2020. (NTC/Juan Guajardo)

Feast of Saint Peter Claver
Mass for Peace Among People of All Races and in Time of War and Civil Disturbance

Isaiah 58:6-11
Psalm 1:1-4, 6
Matthew 25:14-23

The Gospel of today speaks of three different servants who were given an unequal number of similar coins that were known as talents. The two servants who were given more, responded in generosity and gave all they had to the Master, who represents God. The third servant looks at the little he has been given and buries it out of fear and selfishness. He loses the little that he has been given because in hiding it he has abandoned generosity — a sure sign of ingratitude.

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