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Matthew 25:29


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A reflection by Fr. Joseph Jablonski, MSC

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Matthew 25:29

  1. 1. A reflection by Fr. Joseph Jablonski, MSC Matthew 25:29 The Missionaries of the Sacred Heart  USA Province 305 S. Lake Street, PO Box 270  Aurora, IL 60507  (630) 892-2371 
  2. 2. <ul><li>“ For to everyone who has, more </li></ul><ul><li>will be given and he will grow </li></ul><ul><li>rich; but from the one who has </li></ul><ul><li>not, even what he has will be </li></ul><ul><li>taken away.” </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>In order for love to be love, it has to be </li></ul><ul><li>given, shared, or in other words, invested. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>It is the “talent” given to us all.  </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Someone with 2 loved ones will soon have 4 </li></ul><ul><li>and someone with 5 loved ones will soon </li></ul><ul><li>have 10. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Love is mysterious. The more it is given </li></ul><ul><li>away, the more it grows. </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>If love is not shared, it dies. </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Loneliness can be an empty and dark </li></ul><ul><li>experience of suffering. </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>If we find </li></ul><ul><li>ourselves </li></ul><ul><li>feeling alone </li></ul><ul><li>with our </li></ul><ul><li>arms wrapped </li></ul><ul><li>around </li></ul><ul><li>ourselves, </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>the Gospel invites us to extend those </li></ul><ul><li>arms in an embrace of God and others. </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>To everyone who has love, more will be given. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Credits <ul><li>Slide 1: Image © stereohype via </li></ul><ul><li>Slide 2 : Photo by Petr Kratochvil via </li></ul><ul><li>Slide 2: Text from: New American Bible, revised edition © 2010, 1991, 1986, 1970 Confraternity of Christian Doctrine, Washington, D.C.  </li></ul><ul><li>Slide 3 : Photo by Petr Kratochvil via </li></ul><ul><li>Slide 4: Photo © Mark Bowden via </li></ul><ul><li>Slide 5 : Photo by Christine Vincent via </li></ul><ul><li>Slide 6 : Photo by Vera Kratochvil via </li></ul><ul><li>Slide 7: Photo © Andrew J Shearer via </li></ul><ul><li>Slide 9: Photo © Nina Shannon via, depicts a model </li></ul><ul><li>Slide 10: Photo © Joshua Hodge Photography via </li></ul><ul><li>Slide 11 : Photo by Anna Cervova via </li></ul><ul><li>Slide 12 : Image by Primoz Cigler via </li></ul>All images are for illustration only.