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Second Day of Cold

Second day of cold. Somehow I was glad the cold still lies within its definition. I am a goner if it hits beyond 37.2oC. That will call in as flu and my doctors are not going to like that. Neither do I. It will be part of the definition for tumor-recurrence. Scary isn’t it? Well, I had just started to get used to it.

Today the priest preached about talent and love. The gospel was read from Matthew Chapter 25, verse 14 – 30.

“It will be as when a man who was going on a journey called in his servants and entrusted his possessions to them. To one he gave five talents; to another, two; to a third, one–to each according to his ability. Then he went away. Immediately the one who received five talents went and traded with them, and made another five. Likewise, the one who received two made another two. But the man who received one went off and dug a hole in the ground and buried his master’s money. After a long time the master of those servants came back and settled accounts with them.The one who had received five talents came forward bringing the additional five. He said, ‘Master, you gave me five talents. See, I have made five more.’ His master said to him, ‘Well done, my good and faithful servant. Since you were faithful in small matters, I will give you great responsibilities. Come, share your master’s joy.’ (Then) the one who had received two talents also came forward and said, ‘Master, you gave me two talents. See, I have made two more.’ His master said to him, ‘Well done, my good and faithful servant. Since you were faithful in small matters, I will give you great responsibilities. Come, share your master’s joy.’ Then the one who had received the one talent came forward and said, ‘Master, I knew you were a demanding person, harvesting where you did not plant and gathering where you did not scatter; so out of fear I went off and buried your talent in the ground. Here it is back.’ His master said to him in reply, ‘You wicked, lazy servant! So you knew that I harvest where I did not plant and gather where I did not scatter? Should you not then have put my money in the bank so that I could have got it back with interest on my return? Now then! Take the talent from him and give it to the one with ten. For to everyone who has, more will be given and he will grow rich; but from the one who has not, even what he has will be taken away. And throw this useless servant into the darkness outside, where there will be wailing and grinding of teeth.’

He preached that, as an interpretation from the gospel, everyone was given different talent by God. It could be singing or drawing, or any other talent which you can think of. Everyone ought to have one, he said, and you ought to look for it if you think that you have none. God gave it so that we can use the talent to serve Him.

So how about love, interpreted from the gospel? It is the ability to love others , another talent given by God to us. Everyone have different ‘amount’ of love, just like the different amount of talents given by the master to his slaves.

As much love as Mother Theresa one could have, we cannot deny the existent of selfish one like the rich man in the  parable of Lazarus (Luke 16:19 – 31). Regardless  of how much talents you or I have, it is our duty to love others as much as we could. Therefore he concluded that, there’s no need to compare with one nother and argue who had given less or more.

So folks, just want tell you that I love you. And Jesus loves you too, much greater than I do. You bet it.

Just finished my supper, broccoli and carrot, taken in raw. The carrot tastes good and sweet. Raw broccoli tastes like… broccoli too, but with extra taste. It is hard to describe what kind of extra it was, but the nearest I can point out is, it kind taste like wasabi. Great, now I discover what is the potential substitute for wasabi.


November 16, 2008 at 11:21 pm 2 comments

EPF – Not So Smart A Strategy: What Do You Say?

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Yes, people may be a little bit richer now but are losing more for that little bit of mole hill.

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