As a busy working mother, today’s Gospel parable hits close to home. Is Jesus serious here? The servant must work all day and then come home and prepare a meal? Sounds a lot like a mom’s life.
Just the other day I found myself entertaining the fantasy of all the chaos that would ensue should I abruptly cease all the little, unseen chores I do every day. I imagined watching my family collapse in despair and ask one another, “When did we start living in a house of hoarders? We need Mom! Now!”
Then I snapped out of my revenge reverie and got back to work.
A mother’s work is never done—neither is the work of a Christian servant. Yet, we are obliged to keep giving, to keep loving and to recognize that even the most menial tasks can be offered up for the Greater Glory.
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