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'Enter into the joy of your master.' Sunday Reflections, 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

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Woman Sewing, Van Gogh [Web Gallery of Art]
She seeks wool and flax, and works with willing hands. (Proverbs 31:13, First Reading)
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Gospel Matthew 25:14-30 [Shorter form, 14-15, 19-21] (NRSV, Anglicised CatholicEd.) 
Jesus told his disciples this parable:
‘For it is as if a man, going on a journey, summoned his slaves and entrusted his property to them; to one he gave five talents, to another two, to another one, to each according to his ability. Then he went away. [The one who had received the five talents went off at once and traded with them, and made five more talents. In the same way, the one who had the two talents made two more talents. But the one who had received the one talent went off and dug a hole in the ground and hid his master’s money.] After a long time the master of those slaves came and settled …

'You have been trustworthy in a few things . . . enter into the joy of your master.' Sunday Reflections, 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A

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Woman Sewing, Van Gogh Rijksmuseum Kröller-Müller, Otterlo, Netherlands [Web Gallery of Art]
She seeks wool and flax, and works with willing hands (Proverbs 31:13, First reading).

Readings(New American Bible: Philippines, USA) Readings(Jerusalem Bible: Australia, England & Wales, India [optional], Ireland, New Zealand, Pakistan, Scotland, South Africa)  GospelMatthew 25:14-30 [14-15, 19-21]  (New Revised Standard Version, Catholic Edition, Canada)

Jesus spoke this parable to his disciples: “For it is as if a man, going on a journey, summoned his slaves and entrusted his property to them; to one he gave five talents,to another two, to another one, to each according to his ability. Then he went away.
[The one who had received the five talents went off at once and traded with them, and made five more talents.