It is 19th October 2016. We celebrate the memorials of St. Paul of the Cross, the Priest; and Sts. John and Isaac, the Priests and Martyrs. The readings are from Ephesians 3:2-12; and the Gospel from Luke 12:39-48. In the first reading, St. Paul teaches us that God reveals himself to all people no matter who we are and whatever situation, culture, socio-economical background we come from. Every person has a place in the plan of God. No one is exempted in God’s salvific plan and the providence. Just like St. Paul, we must confidently approach God through God’s grace and through faith in Jesus Christ. The responsorial Psalm prays, “With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation. (Is.12:3). The Gospel explains what Jesus, the Master wants from those who hold authority. Jesus wants us to be faithful and wise. To be faithful to the Truth that is entrusted to us and to dispense the same without twisting it for our convenience and commercial benefits. The more is entrusted, the greater is the responsibility. We are required to share and distribute the graces and benefits of God to all people without being prejudiced and controlled by any person. A serious and meticulous account will be asked from those who have entrusted when the Master Jesus comes in glory. To be wise means not to be hypocritical, fearful, worried, greedy, and lazy rather to be sincere, witnessing, trusting, generous, and diligent. Some of us are truly entrusted with much because God trusts us still. God will not hold us responsible for the gifts, talents, resources he has not entrusted to us. We all of us have received enough to be responsible and busy until we face the Master one day face to face. May you have good day. God bless you.

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