Jesus outlines a story of chaos. It seems the guy in the middle – the one in charge while the master is away – sometimes makes bad decisions. That middle man is us – Christians who know God and are entrusted with carrying on the faith.

We don’t always get it right, but if we strive to know the “master’s will,” it will make things a lot better from the start. We won’t have the chaos if we are in alignment with what God desires for us. In many situations, we already know God’s will, but it’s too hard to “act in accord” with God’s will.

It’s hard because it means it’s not about us. It means setting aside our selfish wants in order to live in close relationship with God.

We can’t do that alone. Thankfully, we can rely on God’s never-ending grace to help us live faithfully.

—Rita Zyber is RCIA and Confirmation Coordinator at St. Mary Student Parish at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI.