25th Sun A
Reflection is an essential element of our growth in Christ. As we reflect over what we have learnt and ponder it in our hearts, we come to recognise the presence of God in our lives.
This Sunday's Reflection
Imagine those first comers, the ones who had worked hard all day in the severe heat, saying, ‘Isn’t it fantastic that the landowner gave the men who came late a full day’s pay? We were concerned that they wouldn’t have enough for their families’ needs. We realise that some of them are no-hopers but we can go home happy and content now because we all have enough for our needs.’ Who on earth would think like that? Saints - and isn’t that what we are called to be.
Imagine how our society would operate if the genuine good of all was the true guiding principle for the way we treated all, especially the marginalised. Imagine:
Yes, I admit the above sounds idealistic but this is our calling as Christians. We are the recipients of the largesse of a generous God and God seriously expects us to be God-like in our generosity. St Catherine of Siena said ‘You have only truly received a gift from God when you have given it away.’