Barasoain Weekly Reflection for 25 September – 1 October 2016
“A gift opens the way and ushers the giver into the presence of the great.”
There is an important thing that we have to understand when it comes to blessings: We do not totally own them. The blessings we have came from God and we have them for a purpose. But most importantly, with all we have, we need to learn to share them with others.
Take this story for example: A guy named Sebastian decided to hide a stash of gold he has recently discovered in a shoreline near their house. Fearing that the entire town will ask for their share, he kept the gold inside the cave and rolled a boulder on its entrance to keep it a secret. Days later, a powerful earthquake rolled open the boulder and a passerby saw the gold inside the cave. This passerby ran with the gold in him. Sebastian was shocked to find out it is lost.
On our own, we cannot do anything. All of what we have came from God and as the giver, He also determines who receives the grace from Him. All of us, deserving or not, has been chosen to receive graces from Him but we are not to keep it to themselves but rather to emulate Him by sharing and giving to others.
All of the things that we have in this world are temporary whether we keep them or not. God showed us that earthly things do not matter in eternal life but rather what we are in this life. By giving, we are investing for ourselves for things that are eternal and spiritual.
Share the things that are temporal and receive blessings that are eternal.