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CHURCH EXTERNAL WALLS
REFLECTION FOR THIRTY- THIRD SUNDAY
FAITHFUL IN SMALL THINGS
The Parable of the people who were entrusted with talents (or money) in today's Gospel (Matthew 25: 14-31) shows that God rewards those who are faithful in using the gifts and resources that God has given them. God is the source of all gifts. God is the creator and maker of the beautiful world we are living in and he has made human beings in his own image and likeness, (Genesis 1: 27). God has given us various gifts and talents, which we must put to good use for the benefit of all his people. The Scripture testifies that God is faithful in all he does (Psalm 145:17). Indeed, he is a faithful God. The word faithful is used in the Bible to describe God's love and his redeeming acts. Faithful means true, devoted, constant,stable, dependable. People who have binding relationships are to be faithful in keeping their promises and obligation...Marriage is a good example of this.
The expression 'faithful' in the Scripture implies unending and steadfast fidelity to whatever one has pledged to do or carry out. A faithful person is trustworthy and reliable, thus, God is faithful because he does what he promises to do. Hebrew 6:18 says: "God cannot lie, nor can he break an unconditional promise that he says he will fulfil'. Deuteronomy 7:9 says God is faithful to thousands of generations. 1 Corinthians 1:9 says: God is faithful in Christ. We can trust God and rely on God's promises. Numbers 23:19 says God cannot lie, God is not a man. Does God trust us? Yes, he entrusted us with good gifts and he knows we can really be good and faithful in using these gifts, no matter how little if we love God. But do we trust God and do we trust ourselves? Do we know what we can do for God to make the world beyyer? To trust God is also to trust oneself by using one's gifts/talents well.
St Paul trusted Jesus Christ and he accepted to serve Christ with all his gifts; he says: I can do all things through Christ (Philippians 4:13). God needs the cooperation of all of us in order for his Kingdom of love, justice, peace and reconciliation to be realised. What matters is not so much the talents/gifts we have but how we use them in fulfilling the will of God,plans of God for us and all. God will reward every good work we do but there is still more work to be done, so dont give up, keep trying, take a risk and do something nice for God, invest your gifts to benefit all, especially the poor, the needy and the Community. Those who hide and hoard their gifts and do not invest them for the common good will be punished if they do not change( Matthew 25:29). This is an opportunity to considerinvesting in God, people and oneself for the good of the community. Be productibe and God will be glorified.
HAPPY SUNDAY! – FR. FRANCIS, MSP
| Mass Times
9.00am, 10.30am, 2.00pm (Spanish Mass), 6.30pm.
Holy days of Obligation:
9.30am and 7.00pm.
Sacrament of Reconciliation, Consulatation:
Saturday's - 5.30pm - 6.15pm & by arrangement
St Thomas The Apostle Roman Catholic Church, Nunhead
81 Evelina Road,
Nunhead, SE15 3HL
Tel: 020 7639 3724
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Revd Fr Francis Eyo, MSP
Priest In Residence:
Revd Fr Joseph Etim, MSP
Rev Alan Bond
Sisters of Christian Instruction
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