REVISING OUR DREAMS (Matthew 25:14-30): 16 November 2008 (Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time)

REVISING OUR DREAMS (Matthew 25:14-30):  16 November 2008 (Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time)

Today’s Readings

Today’s Gospel reading is known as the “Parable of the Talents.”  According to its usual interpretation, its moral lesson is:  “Don’t just preserve your God-given talents.  Develop them!”  To that, we can even add that we should also share our talents with others, in contrast to “burying” them and keeping them to ourselves.  But what happens if we’ve been developing a talent, and then it turns out we don’t have that talent, after all?