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"When you have done everything that was commanded you, say, 'We are unprofitable servants; we have done what it was our duty to do.'" What a wonderful program and attitude Jesus proposes to us in this gospel. We should strive to do our duties and then, instead of feeling smug about ourselves for having done it, we should not give ourselves too much importance. 

How often people behave differently! Many do not have a sense of duty, but only do things because of the contingency of the moment. Many more, after having done what they were duty-bound to do, seek praise and adulation from other people. It is a wonderful way of growing in humility to simply do what we have to do, and go on to the next job without being complacent about it.   

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