Feel God’s Message in this Gospel: MT 20:1-16
Sabi nila, “Money is the root of all evil!”
… but not until we could reflect on today’s gospel: The Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard.
11When they received their pay [as they expected to receive more],
they began to grumble against the landowner…
13 “But he answered one of them, ‘I am not being unfair to you, friend.
Didn’t you agree to work for a denarius?
14 Take your pay and go! I want to give the one who was hired last, the same as I gave you.
Question: Paano ba tayo “TUMATANGGAP” kapag may nagbibigay sa atin???
Isn’t it that we are most of the time “unaware” of the manifestations of our actions kasi may mga dala-dala tayong “baggage” na galing pa sa “kung saan” at ‘di na ma-identify “kung kailan” pa natin ito sinumulang dalhin!??
Ang mahirap … ‘yong binibigyan ka na nga, pero di mo ‘yon matanggap ng tama — na dapat sana ay may kasamang “pasasalamat”pero ‘ni hindi mo masabi kasi “doon ka nakatingin sa kung ano ang ibinigay sa iba” – kaya ayan tuloy, “feeling mo INAAPI KA!”
‘Yong TOTOO: “EVIL roots up when we don’t strive to LIVE in accordance to God’s will!” – that is: when we Self-Indulge in-Negativity – we S-I-N!
“Nakakatanggap ka naman pero ang sabi mo “di ka napapasaya” ng mga taong nagbibigay sayo – alam mo kung bakit?
— kasi “JEALOUS” ka at pilit mong ayaw tingnan ang mga bagay na dapat mong makita!”
“Are you envious because I am generous?” — Matthew 20:15
There is ENVY when the Self capitalizes on the “I”-“me”-“myself” tendencies. We plunge too much into our “desire” to get what we want, resentful over what others have — to the point of being too demanding of attention from the people whom we thought are the ones responsible for our happiness — and before we knew it, we no longer discern that we are already making ourselves guilty of COVETOUSNESS.
We are all workers in God’s vineyard!
Our labour should be “of love” — when we intend to “extend understanding” and “let live” like the generous landowner!
While we work, we may have “baggages” which may be DANGEROUS and may hinder us from fulfilling our “sense of satisfaction”. Let’s check it out and unload the unnecessary – for it not to be the root of UNFORTUNATE events in our life!
So friend, nakakarelate ka po ba?
God wants to repair your past … kaya nandyan pa din yong mga tao whom He assigned TO MISSION OUT ON YOU – if you will only open up your heart to such intention, you will never have to mis-interpret every bit of “striving hard” na ginagawa nila — dahil “PARA SAYO YON!”
Mahal na mahal ka ni God, “CHOOSY KA PA!”
YOU WILL NEVER APPRECIATE UNLESS YOU “LOOK-INTO-WHAT YOU ARE RECEIVING”
Yong pagiging “self-centered” mo, dapat “thing of the past na yan”!
STRIVE TO MOVE-ON KA NAMAN! We don’t have forever, reminder lang po!
DANGEROUS YA’AN if you will continue capitalizing on your “I” in the middle of S & N!
“Jealousy & Envy are Self-Indulged-Negativity:
root of all evil!:”
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