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33rd Sun A
Sunday 15th November 2020


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Reflection

Reflection is an essential element of our growth in Christ. As we reflect over what we have learnt and ponder it in our hearts, we come to recognise the presence of God in our lives.

This Sunday's Reflection

‘Well that’s the least you could do.’
Usually when we hear those words, they are spoken with disdain, looking down on the job that was or is about to be accomplished. It is just not good enough. Jesus’ words to the man who had done nothing with his talent show that Jesus does not share in this type of disdain. He would have appreciated the man having done something, anything, even the least that he could do. The man was not condemned for having done too little – he was condemned for having done nothing at all.

One of the challenges to Christians who believe in an all-powerful, all-loving God is to opt out of working for the salvation of all. We think we can just leave it all to God. But God doesn’t see it that way. Made in the image of God, we are to bring the glory of grace into people’s lives and God doesn’t mind how small or how hidden our efforts are, so long as we give it a go. Often we dismiss ourselves from doing anything because it seems so little compared with what others do. But imagine what could happen if we looked at our littlest talents and saw what we could do with them. Can you drive? Well, there are often elderly people who could do with a lift to the doctor. Can you cook? There are mums, and sometimes dads, and also those elderly, who would appreciate a meal arriving at the door when illness or disaster affects the family. Can you smile? There are lonely people in our supermarkets and shopping malls who would appreciate a friendly word more than you or I could imagine. When we start imagining what we can do with the least we have, we could be quite surprised with how God’s grace can multiply and sanctify the smallest actions.

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