Make Some Coin

Greetings on this the Wednesday of the Thirty-third Week in Ordinary Time
Readings: Rv 4:1-11; PS 150:1b-2, 3-4, 5-6; Lk 19:11-28
Notes: Today is the last teaching from Jesus while traveling as he nears Jerusalem.

  • They thought that the Kingdom of God would appear there immediately.
  • Using the Parable of the Ten Gold Coins, Jesus teaches that is not on his way to Jerusalem to receive the kingly power; for that, he must go away and only after returning from the distant country (a reference to the parousia) will reward and judgment take place (NABRE, comment on parable).

The phrase Make Some Coin is intended to use modern slang to assert what Jesus is saying:

Do what is commanded of you while I am away.

Yes, I will come as King and bring reward or judgment depending on your efforts.

The effort in this case is the bringing about right relation between God and Man and between men. I have given you all you need to do your tasks. You have the coin (power, authority, capacity, training). Make coin. The gifts given you are to be shared. I chose you from the world, to go and bear fruit that will last, says the Lord.

First reading
“Worthy are you, Lord our God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things; because of your will they came to be and were created.”

Responsorial Psalm
Holy, holy, holy Lord, mighty God!

Alleluia Verse
I chose you from the world, to go and bear fruit that will last, says the Lord.

Gospel Portion

Jesus taught them this parable, The Parable of the Ten Gold Coins.

He replied, ‘I tell you, to everyone who has, more will be given, but from the one who has not, even what he has will be taken away. Now as for those enemies of mine who did not want me as their king, bring them here and slay them before me.’”

After he had said this, he proceeded on his journey up to Jerusalem.

Peace be with you,
Deacon Gerry

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