GRATITUDE TO THE GIFT OF OUR LIFE BRINGS US CLOSER TO GOD AND ONE ANOTHER.

33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
November 15, 2020
Today’s Readings:

Proverbs 31:10-13, 19-20, 30-31
Ps 128:1-5
1 Thessalonians 5:1-6
Matthew 25:14-30
bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/111520.cfm
USCCB Podcast of the Readings:
bible.usccb.org/podcasts/audio/2020-11-15

He said, ‘Master, you gave me five talents. 
See, I have made five more.’
His master said to him, ‘Well done, my good and faithful servant. 
Since you were faithful in small matters,
I will give you great responsibilities. 
Come, share your master’s joy.’

Talents in the Gospel means gifts of God in our life. Our entire life is a gift of God and we are suppose to use it to give glory to God and use it to build the Kingdom of love on this Earth. Everyday morning if we thank the Lord for new day and its blessings, and in the evening offer our day’s labor as a labor of thanksgiving , we are more blessed on the next day because we were faithful in our daily matters. We will be blessed with more gifts, and greater responsibilities every day of our life .

If we are not faithful in our day today activities by not giving glory to God then our daily labor becomes a curse to the days to come because we did not use the gift of God to build the Kingdom of God and used it to glorify our self and hidden to fulfill our selfish desires and passions of our life. There will be sudden disaster and calamities hitting these people in the form of losses, sickness , accidents as warning to rectify their life to use their life for the service of others and not to gather , store , bury their talents .

A married Woman is the perfect example of the day today fruitful labor. A Wife renders her service by sacrificing her life selflessly for the sake of the family and glorifies God in her little matters she does in her daily life. Most of the wife’s and Mother’s have high chances to enjoy the Kingdom of God due to their selfless service to their family.

Laziness and Wickedness are the two Evil spirits which Jesus identified with the People who glorify themselves. A person who can not sacrifice his or her will for the good of others is a lazy servant in the Kingdom of love. These people are lazy, Greedy, Proud, Gluttons, Slanderers and quarrelsome and Jesus calls them Lazy and wicked in the day of Judgement.

we can make our Judgement simpler and Easy by examining our life daily by examination of our Conscience and reconcile our Sins in the Sacrament of Holy Eucharist. At the beginning of Mass we are called to reconcile and a general absolution given by the Priests forgiving all our Sins of the day, and stand before the Lord in gratitude for our days labor and life. This brings us one to one with God on daily basis and we are empowered daily with higher level of grace and gifts. These higher level of graces or Blessings or responsibilities brings us more closer to God and one another in love.

Prayer : Lord I thank you for the gift of my life , mold me, make and use me for your glory and honor Amen.

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