Fr Paul reads from the Gospel of Matthew (25: 14-30) in which Jesus, who tells a parable about the Master who entrusts his wealth to his servants while he is away, concludes by saying, ‘To everyone who has will be given more, and they will have more than enough.  But from the person who has not, even what they have will be taken away’.

Fr Paul says this is a long and detailed parable by Matthew. The central message though is about risk and trust.

As Christians we are called to put our faith in an unseen God who was nailed to a cross. For us to make such a choice means deep trust and surrendering ourselves to a mystery.

In a time when we are always seeking and expecting answers, a time when we want proof before we do or believe in anything, it can be challenging to take a risk with our heart and believe in something that is unseen. It makes us feel vulnerable and uncomfortable.

The parable today though teaches us that for those who do take that risk and trust in the unknown then they will be rewarded again and again. They will have more than enough.

So today, Fr Paul says, we might reflect on ‘How prepared am I to risk and trust in God?’