Generosity of God

Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time/ September 20, 2020

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Gospel: Matthew 20:1-16

Friends, in our Gospel today, we focus our reflection on the Generosity of God. The generosity of God is like an ocean. It is so abundant and overflowing. It does not exclude, rather it includes everyone. It is like rain drops poured on earth. All are given, all are blessed, and all are graced. His generosity never missed. Everyone is given.

Whatever status we are in. Whatever career and life we have. Whatever person we become; God will always pour on us His Love generously. God cannot but be always faithful to us for He cannot deny His very self! This is our God! And we, should never, ‘grumble’ on Him, nor say anything cursed! We should not be like the hired servants of the Master who grumbled against him as they received an equal wage with those who worked in his vineyard lately. We always remember that it is His generosity and love for everyone. You may be first, in the middle, or may be the last person who will serve in His vineyard, everyone is given equal reward – which is a life with Him!

This is God’s way of showing His love to everyone. He shows equally. We may be good or bad, what the Lord hopes is for us to come back to Him. Let us thank God always for being generous to us. Now, we received gifts and graces from God it is our turn to share also what we have to our brethren!

Prayer

Abba, thank You for Your Generosity and Love. May we also be generous and loving towards our brothers and sisters. Through our Lord Jesus Christ Your Son who lives with You in unity of the Holy Spirit, One God forever and ever. Amen.

“Whoever has ears ought to hear!”

Saturday of the Twenty-Fourth Week in Ordinary Time/ September 19, 2020

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Gospel Luke 8:4-15

Friends, every time I hear this Gospel, there are lots of challenges and invitation which the Lord Jesus wants me to fulfill. One of this is ‘to listen carefully’ to His words. This past day’s I’ve been so busy of my academics. Yes, we had already many things to do, as we are finishing our studies this year. And I was worried of many things in mind and the works. And this affects my relationship with the Lord in my prayer.  Yes, I am praying and reading the Word of God every day, but I am not internalizing Christs message! I am not living Christs words. It seems that I just read without even living it. I feel that I am one of those who have ears but cannot hear!

For this I am challenge personally by the Lord to look again deeply into myself, to be aware of everything, to listen to Him, and to take step-slowly with a reflective heart and mind. I hope that I can do it this time.

My dear Friends, may you also listen carefully to Christ’s words in your heart. May you be a living message of Christ for our brothers and sisters. God bless you. I will be praying for you tonight.

Prayer

Abba, our loving Father, You who always listen to our cries, and prayers. Help us to be faithful to You always, and live Your word in our lives. Through our Lord Jesus Christ Your Son who lives with You in unity of the Holy Spirit, One God forever and ever. Amen.