As human beings, we are prone in comparing our life to others. Typically, we count their blessings and forget to be grateful for our own blessings. When these happens, typically, three things happen:
- First, we become lonely because of the things we don’t have.
- Second, we become envious, especially when other people seem to be so happy.
- Third, we become ungrateful.
The Gospel reminds us that our lives are meant to bear fruit. The time, talent and treasure that goes with the mission God has given us are meant to bear fruit – that is, blessing other people’s lives.
Three things we can do for us to bear fruit in the proper time:
- God is unlimited. Many times because of our personal experiences we think that God is limited, but the opposite is true. In fact, with God nothing is impossible. Also remember how he fed thousands of people with seven loaves and two fish.
- We reap what we sow. We are reminded that if we are stingy with using our blessings, the blessings will also be stingy when it comes to us. On the other hand, if we are generous with our blessings, the blessings will come in generously.
- Hard work and Sacrifice. We live in a generation that wants it fast, easy and convenient. We want it all at so fast a time. The reality is, there are things you cannot fast track in life. You have to work hard for it, you have to sacrifice for it.
In each Mass, we pray the we may truly discern our vocation. If the things you are doing are not your passion, certainly you will not bear fruit and each day is going to be a waste of time.
Second, once we find our passion in life, we make sure you strive to be the best.
Third, be conscious of the seeds you plant. A bad seed cannot bear good fruit.