St. John de Brebeuf and St. Isaac Jogues, pray for us –
Luke’s Gospel describes a situation so new it turns tradition on its head. The Master comes home and waits on his faithful servants. Jesus is both the honoree and the host. But Jesus added a surprise wrinkle to this story to make an important point. Blessed are those servants whom the master finds vigilant on his arrival. We are to be busy doing the Lord’s work when he returns, and no one is exempt from such service. The master no less than his servants is expected to serve the needs of others.