Matthew 20: 1-16
I believe in you because you have revealed your plan of love to the Church. I hope in you because
you are more interested in my happiness and salvation than I am. I love you because you have loved
me without my deserving your love.
Lord, help me to appreciate and be
grateful for your grace.
There Is Always an Opportunity:
One of the worst experiences is to accept that you have lost
the last opportunity to do something you have always wanted to do. This can occur in any human
situation: job opportunities, university acceptances, etc. In the spiritual life, on the other hand,
there is always the opportunity to live only for God, the opportunity to be redeemed. There is
always the possibility to start again. Why is this? It is because God has granted us our time on
earth to walk towards him. Therefore, even if we fall, he continues to give us the strength to get
up. That is why the sacrament of reconciliation is so important. When we lose grace, our spiritual
strength, we can regain it in the sacraments, especially in confession.
Expecting More Than You Deserve:
Considered from a merely human point of view, this Gospelís
situation is an unjust one. Whoever works more should receive more than those who work less. We tend
to forget, however, that in terms of the spiritual, everything is a gift. There is nothing in our
nature that can demand grace. The demands of our faith are not 'favors' we do for God, but
existential obligations. That is why Christ reminds us, 'When you have done all you have been
commanded, say, 'We are unprofitable servants; we have done what we were obliged to do' (Luke
3. The Generosity of God:
God's generosity is a manifestation of
his love for us. He knows each and every person intimately and personally. He knows that the needs
of some are bigger than those of others. To think that God loves some people more than others is an
injustice to God. We owe love and respect to others because we are all human persons with the same
dignity. We owe adoration and love to God because he is our creator and provident Father. But God
owes nothing to his creatures. Everything he gives us is gratuitous and a fruit of his infinite
love. It's too easy to treat God in a human way, forgetting that he is God. The most beautiful gift
he gives us is his grace.
Dear Lord, I sometimes see things from a very human
and selfish point of view. Sometimes I find myself getting angry because others may have more than I
do. Help me understand that the most important thing to be truly happy in my life is to be aware of
the need I have of your grace.
thank Christ for his grace and love and will try to imitate him by being generous to