Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Lord, when did we...

The Gospel for this week is Matt 25:31-46, talking about the End Times.  The sheep are to the right & goats are to the left.

Both ask "Lord, when did we" when the Son of Man blesses the sheep for 'For I was hungry, and you gave Me something to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me something to drink; I was a stranger, and you invited Me in; naked, and you clothed Me; I was sick, and you visited Me; I was in prison, and you came to Me.' and the goats damned for the reverse.

This implies that we all get the same chances to serve.  It is up to us to choose our path.  We know what we should do (WWJD).

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Wednesday, November 12, 2008


This week is Commitment Sunday at TULC.  The Gospel reading is Matt 25 :14-30, which is about the master who went away leaving his servants / slaves with 5 /2/ or 1 Talents, each according to his ability.

Talents were worth about 6000 denarii, where a denarii was 1 days work for a laborer. So a talent is over 15 years labor or in today's terms assuming $30000/yr. for laborer = $450,000.  This was big bucks!

I read that Talent's meaning was changed or added to in the middle ages to the talent we now use as abilities.

As hard as it is to believe sometimes, God gave all of us talents or abilities which we are to use for His work.  The slave who covered up his ability was the one who was censored.  It reminds of the song "This Little Light of Mine" in one version has a verse "Hide it under a bushel? No!, I'm gonna let it shine."

Don't waste that $450,000, let it shine let it shine!

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