Wednesday of the 33rd week in the ordinary time

Theme: Be accountable

The gospel from St. Luke is saying a lot to us as children of God. Jesus presented a parable that is very relevant, and will continue to be relevant. In the parable of the nobleman and his servants, where will you situate yourself? Their response towards the gift they were given was not the same. In the same way, God has blessed all of us as his children in different ways. There is nobody created by God that is without a blessing, we all have the different gifts. But the issue today is, do you know the gift God has giving to you? If yes, do you appreciate it and what are you doing with the gift? One thing that is very important and we must always remember is the fact that the gift God has given us must never be left dormant, rather it should be used for our own good and the good of humanity. It was not given to us for our selfish reasons, but rather to bless humanity wherever we find ourselves.

My brothers and sisters in Christ, we can preach the good news of Christ through the proper use of the gifts God has given to us. Some of us have very wonderful voices, which we can use during the liturgy to glorify God and also help others to make good use of their voices to the glory of God. As we put this gift into good use, God will continue to increase your gift and more people will be blessed through you to the glory of God. Sometimes, some of us are so lazy that we allow the gifts given to us to remain dormant, and unproductive. While some others do not appreciate the gifts God has given them, but rather want those given to other people, and this easily lead to envy and jealousy.

One thing we must always remember is the fact that God knows us through and through. Whatever he gives you as a gift, when properly used by you, will bring you more blessings from God and fulfillment to you. Always appreciate what you have and be contented and God will bless you more. We see that in the parable in today’s gospel, the man who had ten was given more. God is ever faithful and he knows what is best for each one of us, and he will always give you the best. Do your best by being selfless with the gifts God have given you and he will bless you more. As you continue to strive to build Gods kingdom amongst his people, may almighty God bless you in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. Peace be with you.

Wednesday of the 33rd week in the ordinary time, by Fr. Jude Ifeanyi Ifezime, C.S.Sp