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Proper 28, Year A: Br. Randy Greve, November 19, 2017
November 19, 2017 Holy Cross Monastery Sermons (West Park)
Holy Cross Monastery Sermons (West Park)

Proper 28, Year A: Br. Randy Greve, November 19, 2017

November 19, 2017

Holy Cross Monastery Sermons (West Park)

Sadly, most commentaries and interpreters assume that the master is Jesus and the slaves are disciples and the return is the second coming. I say "sadly" because Jesus as the master here is a serious problem. If Jesus is the master, we have to contend with him in his own voice calling the talent-burying slave "worthless". This kind of entitlement exegesis can reinforce a distorted image of God as one who rewards the successful and damns failure, which is not the gospel.
Sadly, most commentaries and interpreters assume that the master is Jesus and the slaves are disciples and the return is the second coming. I say "sadly" because Jesus as the master here is a serious problem. If Jesus is the master, we have to contend with him in his own voice calling the talent-burying slave "worthless". This kind of entitlement exegesis can reinforce a distorted image of God as one who rewards the successful and damns failure, which is not the gospel.
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