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Tuesday of the 32nd Week in Ordinary Time - Memorial of Josephat, bishop and martyr

Wisdom 2:23-3:9; Luke 17:7-10

Today’s gospel can sound startling and uncomfortable to a rational, Western mind like mine.  Jesus’ story uses the social structure of his time to make a point.  You wouldn’t invite your servant to sit down at the table and serve you.   His listeners understood – that would have been unthinkable. 

Jesus says: “Is he grateful to that servant because he did what was commanded?” That may make our modern ears uncomfortable because few of us have servants today and we can’t comprehend a social structure that is so delineated. 

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