Doing Good Here On Earth

33rd Sunday In Ordinary Time

Think of all the gifts and blessings we have received from God. They are too numerous to list them all. We received the gift of life, family, friends, work, education, and above all the gift of Faith. All of us are entrusted with different kinds of talents or gifts. They are not identical or proportionate. But, each one has received according to one’s ability. How much do we value each of the blessings we have received? The first two men in this Sunday’s Gospel parable doubled their talents. The third man buried his talent and so it was taken from him. Are we selfish and lazy or do we put our talents to good use and multiply them?

We are called to be good stewards by living and sharing the gift of Faith. Our SJN parish offers various opportunities to share our gifts and talents. Whether one is involved in beautufying our Church garden, teaching Catechism in our PSR, singing in our Church, greeting someone at the door, caring for the sick, reaching out to the poor and the needy, by helping at the food pantry or simply by writing a comforting letter to someone languishing in prison, all these are some of the ways you are puttng your talents to good use.

May the words of St. Teresa of Avila be an inspiration for us: “I shall spend my Eternity by doing good here on Earth.”

Fr. Sunny Punnakuziyil, MSFS

Pastor, SJN