“WE ARE ONE BODY IN CHRIST” (Rom 12:5)
????Rom 12:5-16a; Ps 131:1, 2, 3; Luke 14:15-24
In 1 Cor 12:12ff, St. Paul made an analogy of the body and how the individual parts of the body work together to achieve sustenance. In the end, as he also did in Rom 12:5-16, he made us to understand that we are those individual parts of the body, which is Christ. Since our goal is to be united with Christ, everyone of us must bring out what he has to assist others in growing.
How much effort are you making to use your God-given talents to build up the body of Christ? Are you using that your golden voice to sing for him in the Church? What of that your wealth? Do you realize that the poor are carrying his face? What can you say you are doing for Christ?
There is no dulling about this, and no excuse can be accepted from you (see Luke 14:15-24). Remember that those who fail to use their talent well for Christ, even what they have would be taken from them (cf. Matt 25:26-29).
May God grant us a renewed zeal to work for the growth of others with our talents, and in that way, work out our salvation. Amen.
Have a fruitful day ahead. Peace be with you.