Commentary on the Gospel of


A novice was tasked to make sure that everything in the refectory is in order. He made sure that food and drinks were well prepared and that the dining hall was always clean. One day, the novice master was making a glass of juice when he noticed that there was no sugar in the canister. During meal time, he asked his novices “Brothers if you cannot fill the container with sugar, how can you manage even a small parish? If you cannot serve your brothers in the community, how can you serve hundreds of people in the parish?” One does not need a special skill to fill the container with sugar yet there’s wisdom in the words of the old novice master. Whoever can be trusted in little things can also be trusted in big ones.


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