“DO NOT NEGLECT THE GIFT YOU HAVE” (1 Tim 4:14)
⏰Thursday of the Twenty-Fourth Week of Ordinary Time 1 (19 September 2019)
📖1 Tim 4:12-16; Ps 111:7-8, 9, 10 (R.v.2a); Luke 7:36-50
🎤”DO NOT NEGLECT THE GIFT YOU HAVE” (1 Tim 4:14)
Have you not realized that nobody is born without a gift? Every child that comes into this world comes with a gift that would be beneficial to him and the entire society. In the same way, everyone who is born into the Church by baptism is also born with a gift. Have you tried to discover your own gift? Are you using it well for the building up of the Church?
Sometimes, the reason we don’t make good use of our gifts is because we are busy judging others whom we feel we are better off. We see that attitude in the Pharisee that invited Jesus to eat at his house (cf. Luke 7:36-50). He was busy watching the woman who was a public sinner while he neglected the essential thing he should do as the host (cf. Luke 7:39, 45).
St. Paul reminds us of the importance of remaining devoted to our duties for our salvation and that of others (cf. 1 Tim 4:12-16). Are you going to heed to his advice or would you prefer to continue being distracted by other people’s affairs?
May God strengthen us to remain focused at all times on the things he wants of us so that we may not lose sight of the way to our salvation. Amen.
Have a grace-filled day. Peace be with you.