It is 27th August 2016. We celebrate the memorial of St Monica. The readings are from1 Corinthians 1:26-31; and the Gospel from Matthew 25:14-30. The first reading inculcates in us that trusting in the wisdom of God makes a difference in doing what exactly God wants from us. We must never forget our humble beginnings. God will teach us a lesson in God’s time if we become proud, arrogant, pretentious, demanding and intolerant. What we are today merely through the grace and mercy of God. All that we have and we are, to be at the service of others. “To shame the strong that God chose what is weak by human reckoning; those whom the world thinks common and contemptible are the ones that God has chosen – those who are nothing at all to show up those who are everything.” There is nothing in us to boast except the Lord The responsorial Psalm praises, “ Blessed the people the Lord has chosen to be his own.” (Psalm. 33:12). In the Gospel, we have the parable of the talents. We are instructed to be grateful and committed. If and when we are aware of the blessings we already are enjoying, we cannot stop being grateful to the Giver of the gifts. The Lord has entrusted us with so much and therefore the Lord expects us to put those gifts in the use of God and people. Let us begin the sharing of our faith in Jesus with someone. Are we willing to share that significant something with that someone.? We have not done yet; let’s start now. May the Lord bless you to be generous, humble and committed. Have a good day.

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