This morning's gospel reminds us that to whom much is given, much is expected. We like to think that Jesus isn't speaking about us since our needs seem so many. Yet, if we're honest, we should count ourselves among the very blessed of the world and cultivate not only a spirit of gratitude but of generosity in our hearts.
In the opening prayer of today's mass, the church prays for peace. This is one commodity in too short supply not only around the world but also in our minds and hearts. A prayer for peace can be a meeting place for unity.
Whenever we pray for personal needs, even health or happiness, we can resolve to share its fruits with others.