Saturday, August 13, 2011
The scraps that fall from the table
20th Sunday in Ordinary time
I would assume that in this day and age of attractions to material things, wealth, and technologies, man still opts for eternal salvation. Unfortunately, salvation is translated to life after death. Meanwhile, the world is dying because of corruption and greed; and people are suffering because of the sins of others.
It is imperative therefore that salvation begins now, here in our world and in the world to come; and salvation comes in relying totally on God to change us and lead us to him.
Faith in and knowledge of God gradually molds us to be givers and servants, causing goodness to overflow in this world by rendering what is due to others. Thus, this world would consequently become a better place to live in because the inhabitants of this earth have the heart of God.
Finally, as the scraps the fall from the master's table are enough to give life to the Canaanite woman, so too the scraps of our lives could be rendered useful in giving life to others. Anything large or small, if offered to God becomes a source of life for others. The Pondo ng Pinoy and the Segunda Mana of Caritas Manila are examples of scraps turned things of useful value for others. We are also the scraps turned useful by our Lord to save others. Salvation begins now.