Open Eyes, Open Heart

Posted on November 13, 2023 by Published by

The example of the master who gave his servants different talents in this Sunday’s gospel reminds us that God is always giving good things to us, and we must share them with others. In this situation, it is tempting to refrain from helping or giving to others for fear of losing what little we have left. It is very easy to concentrate only on ourselves and our families and think about doing whatever is necessary to maintain our comfortable way of life. It is easy to forget to be open to others who are also in need; who are afraid and worried about the future; who are alone.

As we prepare to enjoy delicious, abundant meals, and to share love and fellowship with family, relatives and friends this Thanksgiving, we must remember to open our eyes to see those around us and help them through good works, kind acts, a gentle smile, and offering our daily lives for them through prayer. We have received everything from God and from His goodness. So let us be generous in responding to God’s goodness by loving and caring for Him not only in our family members and relatives, but also those who might be overlooked and forgotten.

Yours in Christ,
Father Arthur

Readings for the Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time: Lectionary 157

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