“You have been faithful in managing small amounts, so I will put you in charge of large amounts. Come on in and share my happiness!” (Mt 25:23)
Today’s Passage: Mt 25:14-30
Meditation: It is amazing to see that there is no victory stand before the man to place them in gradation/rank order. That makes us think that each and everyone is equal before the Lord. Both, the one who brought 10,000 silver coins and the other one who brought 4,000 silver coins are appreciated with the same words. What does it mean? When you are entrusted with some duties, your primary duty is to be faithful and then only be successful. Often we see in our day to day life, people are after showing themselves successful and thriving before their master. And if they do not prove themselves successful, they are out of the field. Yes, it is today’s benchmark. The master of this world won’t ask you whether you were faithful and honest in your life or not, but successful or not. But your Lord Jesus asks first faithfulness from you. Blessed Mother Theresa always believed that she was called first to be faithful not to be successful. What was the reward for those who added more to their silver coins? Both of them received the same promise. Why? They were 100% faithful to their duty. The man who was punished failed in his faithfulness. He was thinking and worrying about the success of his life and therefore, scared of doing business with that money. We are given, of course, different talents according to our abilities. You need not try to overcome the other, but try to get the best out of you in honesty and sincerity. In today’s world, even children are taught to overcome and defeat the other. As result, they lose real friendship and joy of co-existence in the world. Let Lord open our minds and hearts!
Prayer: Lord God, we thank you and praise you for your daily eternal bread. Lord, we understand today that often we are after success and victory. We smell everywhere a chase after success even at the expense of the failure/destruction of the other. Let us understand carefully what blessed Mother Theresa told, “Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.” Amen!
Greetings: Take courage God is with you! Have a nice and blissful Saturday…