Reflections of Faith
Read and be inspired by a reflection based on today's Gospel made by members of the Verbum Dei Family in Manila.
June 4, 2018 – Monday
If God is all you have, you have all you need
If you’ve lived in the province, you’re familiar with tenant farmers. Tenant farmers are people who farms the land of another person and pay rent or with portion of the grown crops.
Each one of us is a tenant farmer of God. We do not fully own anything in this world. Not the family you built, the business you started, the community you founded, not even your own life.
But sometimes, we act like the tenant in today’s parable. We tend to think that we are the sole responsible in what we have and attain in life; and then we start to fear losing it. We do everything to protect it even at the expense of others. But in reality, we only share and receive God’s generosity. And only when we recognize it that we can become free from the danger of being possessive. And eventually, we will realize that we do not need to own anything in the first place, because the “everything” that we need in life has been sent to us thousands of years ago– Jesus.
If God is all we have, we have all we need (cf John 14:8). Then in that sense, everything already belongs to us.