November 4, 2013 by bobet888
“Rather, when you hold a banquet,
invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind;
blessed indeed will you be because of their inability to repay you.
For you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous. ”
– Luke 14 : 12 – 14
|November 4, 2013 Bible Reading and Gospel|
For many, life is about leverage, and good deeds are investments that will reap future profits. In this parable, Jesus invites us to think outside that human box and more in the divine one. God derives no personal benefits through showing us immeasurable love. We can’t, after all, give him anything that he doesn’t already have.
Self-interest is about getting the positive payback here and now. True love and charity do not keep a score card to make sure that it’s worth it. No, we are living for eternity. Let’s ask the Lord to give us a better sense of the big picture, to see that those unrequited good deeds are the best ones. So you parents of the world, take heart! Your sacrifices will indeed find their reward, in the resurrection of the righteous.