13 Sep 2019; Trustworthy

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Memorial of Saint John Chrysostom, Bishop and Doctor of the Church

Colo, 1 Tim 1: 1-2, 12-14, Lk, 6: 39-42

“By calling me into His service he has judged me trustworthy.” We live in a competitive world, where pleasing the other for the sake of appreciation and supremacy over the other has become a common element. While in the process of gaining prominence, people even go to the extent of bossing over the other by pointing out a mistake for the sake of humiliating. The reading today calls each one of us to be ‘Trustworthy’ in the eyes of God. This demands honesty and respecting the dignity of the other. To be honest or rather trustworthy is to be true to oneself that is to be genuine in thought, word and deed. On the other hand, to respect the dignity of the other is to look at him/her with respect and accept him/her as he/she is and not to eliminate him/her for one’s own benefit and advantage. In today’s world where the neighbour has become a stranger to many of us, it calls for great sacrifice to be people who are trustworthy. It calls to take an extra mile to be true to oneself and look good in the other. Are we ready to take this extra mile?

 

 

 

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