Quotations:

I am with you always until the end of this world - Jesus (Matthew 28:20).

Preach the Word in season and out of season reproving, rebuking or advising always with patience and providing instructions (2 Timothy 4:2).

Do not fear, Mary, for God has looked kindly on you (Luke 1:30).

Anything worth doing is worth doing poorly. - G. K. Chesterton

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

My Reflection for Thursday January 30, Third Week in Ordinary Time: Mark 4:21-25

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Gospel: Mark 4:21-25
Jesus said to his disciples, “Is a lamp brought in to be placed under a bushel basket or under a bed, and not to be placed on a lampstand? For there is nothing hidden except to be made visible; nothing is secret except to come to light. Anyone who has ears to hear ought to hear.” He also told them, “Take care what you hear. The measure with which you measure will be measured out to you, and still more will be given to you. To the one who has, more will be given; from the one who has not, even what he has will be taken away.”
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My Reflection:
Generosity always breeds abundant blessings. For example if we are always generous we are always assured that whatever we give will come back to us a hundredfold more. Let us observe those who are generous or those who always lend a helping hand.  Are they in want of anything or are they lacking in blessings from the Lord? No, they are not in want the flow of God’s blessings to them flows like a stream or a river.

On the other hand notice also those who are miser, those who seldom give help or those who are tightfisted. The blessings of the Lord come into them in trickle.  Jesus in our gospel reading for today tells us that the measure with which we measure will be measured out to us also (Mark 4:24). Translating this in plain and simple language, this simply tells us that what we give will come back to us abundantly.

But do we always give? Often times we do not, we keep to ourselves our blessings. There are even times that we say that we’ve worked hard for every penny that we have that’s why we are very careful in dispensing our money or wealth. If we are like this we trust more ourselves more than we trust the generosity of the Lord. We also constrict the flow of blessings from the Lord.  

If we live generosity we will receive more generosity from the Lord.

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