⏰Saturday of the Twenty-First Week of Ordinary Time 2 (01 September 2018)

📖1 Cor 1:26-31; Ps 33:12-13, 18-19, 20-21 (R.v.12b); Matt 25:14-30

Most times, when we hear the saying above, what readily comes to mind is the difference between the status of people – the rich and the poor, the physically strong and the weak, the tall and short men, fat and thin ones, etc. That may be the right interpretation of that text but let us try to make some impositions by looking at a different direction, that is inward.

The situation in Corinth was one that placed them in a very low status due to the fact of their noneducational status and weakness in political powers. These constituted their weaknesses.

There is always a battle inside of man between his strengths and weaknesses. Sometimes, our weaknesses pull us down basically because of our orientation towards them. They may be so many, far greater than our strength that they tend to make us forget that we have any strength. Just know that your strength would always subdue your weakness if only you can harness well.

How do you manage the challenges that come to you in life? Do you remember that there is he in you that is greater than they against you? God gives each of us enough talents to help us manage our challenges. How do you use yours?

Be calm! These so-called months shall not bring you tears but joy. The blood-sucking demons shall detest your life and no power shall be able to stop God’s blessing upon and your household at this period. You only need to trust God, the chief engineer of your life and follow the sound of his voice.

May God help us to always see deep within our inner selves the strength and talents God has given us and use them well to surmount the giants that try to weigh us down. Amen.

Have an accomplished new month and a fulfilled weekend. Peace be with you.

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