1 Corinthians 1:26-31 

26 For consider your call, brethren; not many of you were wise according to worldly standards, not many were powerful, not many were of noble birth;
27 but God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise, God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong,
28 God chose what is low and despised in the world, even things that are not, to bring to nothing things that are,29 so that no human being might boast in the presence of God.30 He is the source of your life in Christ Jesus, whom God made our wisdom, our righteousness and sanctification and redemption;31 therefore, as it is written, “Let him who boasts, boast of the Lord.”

Matthew 25:14-30 

14 “For it will be as when a man going on a journey called his servants and entrusted to them his property;15 to one he gave five talents, to another two, to another one, to each according to his ability. Then he went away.16 He who had received the five talents went at once and traded with them; and he made five talents more.
17 So also, he who had the two talents made two talents more.18 But he who had received the one talent went and dug in the ground and hid his master’s money.
19 Now after a long time the master of those servants came and settled accounts with them.20 And he who had received the five talents came forward, bringing five talents more, saying, ‘Master, you delivered to me five talents; here I have made five talents more.’
21 His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant; you have been faithful over a little, I will set you over much; enter into the joy of your master.’
22 And he also who had the two talents came forward, saying, ‘Master, you delivered to me two talents; here I have made two talents more.’
23 His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant; you have been faithful over a little, I will set you over much; enter into the joy of your master.’
24 He also who had received the one talent came forward, saying, ‘Master, I knew you to be a hard man, reaping where you did not sow, and gathering where you did not winnow;25 so I was afraid, and I went and hid your talent in the ground. Here you have what is yours.’
26 But his master answered him, ‘You wicked and slothful servant! You knew that I reap where I have not sowed, and gather where I have not winnowed?
27 Then you ought to have invested my money with the bankers, and at my coming I should have received what was my own with interest.
28 So take the talent from him, and give it to him who has the ten talents.
29 For to every one who has will more be given, and he will have abundance; but from him who has not, even what he has will be taken away.30 And cast the worthless servant into the outer darkness; there men will weep and gnash their teeth.’


THE FIRST READING: Being aware that economic and tuition disparities were causally linked to the shame and  misunderstandings that prevailed in the Corinth community, Paul uplift the spirits of those who appear to be ignored and overlooked, noting that God chose them, precisely because they have nothing to loose, but more to gain.

Essentially, those who are lowly, humble and contrite are best disposed to be sanctified, made righteous and redeemed because they do not have worries about worldly matters. 

THE GOSPEL READING: When comparing our; appearance, health, education, financial standing, or the state of our family with other individuals or families, it does not nesseserily suppose that our situation is better or worse. To be sure, whilst these temporal gifts and qualities may be beneficial and worthy, it is not an objective measure to adjudicate our call to be a servant in God’s kingdom. 

The servant who received and buried the one talent he received, highlight his; negative, fearful, unworthy and quite frankly his limp-wristed disposition, because he squandered an opportunity to double or treble his fortunes! If you have gone in hiding, because you considered yourself an unworthy servant, then you should stop your self flaggation; remove the mask of bitterness and unworthiness, step out of that dark state; present the world with your singular God given talent—the gift of life, one who is loved by God—and begin to be in service and love the Lord and His people. 

LET US PRAY:Psalms 33:12-13,18-21,

12 Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD, the people whom he has chosen as his heritage!13 The LORD looks down from heaven, he sees all the sons of men;
18 Behold, the eye of the LORD is on those who fear him, on those who hope in his steadfast love,19 that he may deliver their soul from death, and keep them alive in famine.20 Our soul waits for the LORD; he is our help and shield.
21 Yea, our heart is glad in him, because we trust in his holy name.

Commentary. Henry R SYLVESTER Note: The daily scripture readings are taken from the Roman Missal which the Catholic Church use in the daily Celebration of the Holy Eucharist throughout the world.Some weekly readings may differ because of the celebration of local feast days. 

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