Dedication of the Basilicas of Sts. Peter and Paul

Readings: Rev. 4:1-11 | Ps. 150:1-6 | Lk. 19:11-28

The Gospel story today is well known to all of us. People around were feeling that the kingdom of God was coming soon. Jesus takes this opportunity to remind them about the kingdom and how one gets there. Jesus takes the people by surprise when he tells them to take the talent from the one who did not use it wisely and give it to the one who had ten. How often do we use the gifts that God has given us for the glory of God? Do we respect and show gratitude for these gifts, or do we ignore them and hide them in the ground because it requires too much work to use them? That is what Jesus wants us to recognize. We have all been gifted. Some of our gifts are easy to use and others require more work. Some of these gifts include our belief in God. Sometimes, in some places, it requires more from us to witness to God and to remain faithful to our beliefs. These are the times we are to call upon God to give us courage so that we will not be filled with fear or concern about what people will say, think or do. Faith needs to be acted upon.

Do you use all your talents/gifts? Are you willing to be christian at home, at church, at work? When you are tempted not to follow Christ, ask Him for all you need to remain faithful. Jesus will not leave you alone.

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