MY daily reflection and prayer. Saturday, August 30, 2014:
“His master said to him: Well done, good and faithful servant; you have been faithful over a little, I will set you over much; enter into the joy of your master” (Matthew 25:21).
We can contemplate today’s gospel based on this question: Do you serve God with the gifts, talents, and graces He has given to you?
God has entrusted to us His property. He may give us five
talents, or may be two, or even one only. But no problem. The important thing is that He gives us according to our ability.
What shall we do then? Surely, we must manage it well, in the best way. We may not go and dug in the ground and hid the talent.
We must be like a man who has received the five talents come forward, bringing five talents more, saying proudly: Master, you delivered to me five talents; here I have made five talents more. Or, like the second one who do the same. Then the Master, the Lord Himself, says to us: Well done, good and faithful servant; you have been faithful over a little, I will set you over much; enter into the joy of your master.
What can we learn from this story? Most importantly it tells us something about how Jesus Christ, the Lord, deals with us as His disciples.
First of all, the story tells us about the Master’s trust in his servants. Jesus Christ also trusts in us as the Master trust in his servants. What a wonderful grace!
Secondly, the master rewards those who are industrious and faithful and he punishes those who sit by idly and who do nothing with his talent. The master expects his servants to be productive in the use of his talents, and so does Jesus Christ.
The Lord Jesus Christ entrusts His Kingdom of heaven to us with gifts and graces and He gives the freedom to use them as we think best. Jesus Christ honors us who use our talents and gifts for doing good. But if we neglect what He has entrusted to us, we will lose what we have.
Here is we can learn an important lesson. We either get more or we lose what we have as far as we are responsible and doing the best what He has entrusted to us in our lives. He has granted to us all the best things. We must be productive in the use of our talents entrusted to us.
Perpetual Adoration of the Eucharist is a talent. We must be productive in the use it for sake of our salvation and the salvation of the world. Let’s use it well for the glory of God and the salvation of universe.
Let’s pray: Lord Jesus Christ, thank You so much for Your talents You entrust to us. May we do the best that we are able to produce it more. Help us to make good use of the gifts, talents, time, and resources You give us for Your glory and for the salvation of the world, now and forever. Amen.
“abdi Dalem palawija”