Year C -
19th Sunday in Ordinary Time
32 Fear not, little flock, for it has pleased your Father to give you a kingdom.
33 Sell what you possess and give alms. Make to yourselves bags which donít grow old, a treasure in heaven which does not fail: where no thief approaches, nor moth corrupts.
34 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
35 Let your loins be girt, and lamps burning in your hands.
36 And you yourselves like to men who wait for their lord, when he shall return from the wedding; that when he comes and knocks, they may open to him immediately.
37 Blessed are those servants, whom the Lord when he comes shall find watching. Amen I say to you, that he will gird himself, and make them sit down to eat, and passing will minister unto them.
38 And if he shall come in the second watch, or come in the third watch, and find them so, blessed are those servants.
39 But know this, that if the householder did know at what hour the thief would come, he would surely watch, and would not suffer his house to be broken into.
40 Be then also ready: for at what hour you may not think, the Son of man will come.
41 And Peter said to him: Lord, do you speak this parable to us, or likewise to all?
42 And the Lord said: Who (do you think) is the faithful and wise steward, whom his lord sets over his family, to give them their measure of wheat in due season?
43 Blessed is that servant, whom when his lord shall come, he shall find so doing.
44 Verily I say to you, he will set him over all that he possesses.
45 But if that servant shall say in his heart: My lord will take long in coming; and shall begin to strike the menservants and maidservants, and to eat and to drink and be drunk:
46 The lord of that servant will come in the day that he hopes not, and at the hour that he knows not, and shall separate him, and shall appoint him his portion with unbelievers.
47 And that servant who knew the will of his lord, and prepared not himself, and did not according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes.
48 But he that did not know, and did things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes. And unto whomsoever much is given, of him much shall be required: and to whom they have committed much, of him they will demand the more.
Inspiration of the Holy Spirit - From the Sacred Heart of Jesus
Do not be afraid my children, indeed my Father is pleased to give you the Kingdom of Heaven. He loved the world so much that He sent me to open the eternal gates to all those who believe in me. He sent me to free you from the slavery of sin and to proclaim the good news of my Kingdom. All you have to do is to follow me: your way, your truth and your life. Trust in me and remain in my love, I will help you to overcome all your obstacles.
Get rid of all the unwanted baggage for your heavenly journey; prepare your treasure in heaven by giving alms, unchain yourselves from the material possessions of the world and be free to soar spiritually to your eternal home. Do not bind your souls to the filth of this earth; open them instead to the action of the Holy Spirit so that you may be purified by the fire of love.
If your treasure is in Heaven, your heart will be in Heaven. Let then your heart be purified by my doctrine, watch and be ready for my coming. Fear my judgment with respect but know that I judge by the love you give to others. Therefore start loving as never before, reconcile with those who you have offended you, pray for them. Pray for all men good and evil to receive my grace. Rejoice in your coming salvation and offer your gift to others. Share your physical and spiritual riches without fear, you will lack nothing if you have a generous heart.
To have a share of my wisdom is the greatest treasure you may have in your life, but this is a talent of much value and you will have to give an account for it. Pearls are not to be thrown to the pigs; those who misuse the gifts from above will have to pay the penalty for their contempt.
Author: Joseph of Jesus and Mary
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