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Tuesday, November 15, 2005

And The Winner Is:

... Fr. Jonathan Kalisch at St. Mary's. Father Jonathan explains this text in terms of the slaves' relative "desparation;" while the good and faithful servants were willing to take enormous risk in order to realize some sort of return for their master (thus making his interests their priority), the measly milktoast of a bad bad servant thought that his own interests, reputation, etc. were the bottom line, and hence stayed safe. Unwilling to lay his life on the line for the sake of his master, the unfaithful servant took the course of less risk- a moderate, careful approach, but ultimately more about self-preservation than about serving his Master. In short, Jesus here approves a "desperate" desire to please the Master over cautious desire to preserve one's own safety...

Thanks to Garland and Rev. Grubbs for their comments especially-