11-20-13 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

Jesus told a parable to the people who were expecting an “earthly kingdom” from their Messiah, with the ousting of their Roman rulers.  They did not understand that the true Kingdom of God is obtained by their own actions, using the gifts that God had given each of them.  At the conclusion of the parable, Jesus said, “‘I tell you, to everyone who has,
more will be given, but from the one who has not, even what he has
will be taken away.
”  Lk 19:11-28

That could sound like a pretty scary statement, if it’s taken out of context.
The point is, that God has given everyone some gift: of personality, or some special physical or mental ability, or some charisma of their own.  These ARE what we “have.”
Our job is to find that “talent” and then use it to build His Kingdom within ourselves
and for the benefit of others.  If we have a talent and we do not use it, we’ll find
truth in the old saying that goes, “use it or lose it,”  it will be lost forever,
and our Lord will not be very pleased with our wasting of his Gift.
Maybe that Gift is as simple as loving others.  If that’s our case, beloved,
then we are to LOVE with every ounce of our being.
And never ever give up on LOVE, no matter how
many rejections we may have to endure!

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