Immediately, a sentence stood out to me when reading the Gospel for this Sunday. “Well done, my good and faithful servant.” This sentence hit home so much more for me as this Gospel came after the Queen of Angels’ Veterans Day Mass. If anyone has been “good and faithful”, it is our service men and women. On November 10th, our QOA school community remembered and honored those individuals who chose to put themselves in harm’s way to protect our rights to, “Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness”. The students have worked hard for weeks memorizing each of the branches of the armed forces’ anthem. As each anthem was sung, and the veterans stood, you could see the proud look on each person’s face. They have devoted their life to a particular branch of the armed forces and that anthem represented that.
Another sentence that struck me in this Gospel is, “Since you were faithful in small matters, I will give you great responsibilities.” These men and women have been faithful in great and small ways! Along with the men and women that serve, their families serve right along with them! They are faithful in the everyday small details. Our service men and women can confidently serve home and abroad knowing that their families are being taken care of and are taking care of things at home. Next time you see a service man or woman, thank them and please thank their families. Please pray that one day, we will have peace and so many will not have to risk their lives to protect it!