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Sunday, 13 July 2014

“The person who has something will be given more..."(Mt 13:12)

“The person who has something will be given more, so that he will have more than enough; but the person who has nothing, even the little he has, will be taken away from him.” (Mt 13:12)

Different reactions are invited on today’s verse. We take only one aspect of it for today’s reflection. The first part of the verse is very clear and is well accepted. It seems to everyone, ‘it is something logical’ for God is gracious and steadfast in kindness. And it is man’s very nature, we know for sure that, he gets, gets, gets and forgets however God gives, gives, gives and forgives. This very nature of man makes him sometimes turn against God especially when he is denied something. Because of this nature of man, the second part of the verse of today’s meditation evokes some displeasure or dissatisfaction against God. If God doesn’t will, why should he take away even the little he has? A natural reaction! But in reality we know that it is not God who takes away from him even the little he has, rather he loses it by himself. Believe it or not, my brothers and sisters, this is a fact. St. John makes it pretty clear for us in his gospel, “This is how the judgment works; the light has come into the world, but people love the darkness rather than the light, because their deeds are evil.” (Jn 3,19). We should not also forget that many a talent is lost, when it is not really shared or used. Lord Jesus Christ, give us the real courage to understand its meaning and make use of our various talents as a thanksgiving to you.                       
Have a nice and blissful Sunday….                          

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