Wednesday, August 31, 2016
[1.] 1Corinthians 3:1-9 [2.] Psalm 33:12-21 (Response to the Previous)
[3.] Luke 4:18 (Summary of Gospel of the Day) [4.] Luke 4:38-44 (Gospel of the Day)
Like Simon’s Mother-In-Law, each of us has been blessed with one of God’s many wonderful gifts; varied gifts, graces which are to be used primarily in the service of others. For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, but depends on one another for the well-being of the body, so in Christ (—and even today in our modern society) we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others, for the well-being of all (cf. Luk.4:38-39, 1Pe.4:10, Rom.12:4-8, 1Cor.3:1-9, 1Cor.12-13). Hence, we self-destruct when we allow divisions to arise and disrupt this symbiosis.
Therefore, the next time we ask for some assistance, some gift—grace from God, let us understand that what we ask for is to be used in the service of all. But we have to start now with what we have already, beginning from the very next breath we take (cf. Luk.4:38-39).
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And “You will be enriched in every way for your great generosity, which will produce thanksgiving to God through us” – 2 Corinthians 9:11
Categories: Pithy Reflection