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Wednesday August 17th: Unconditional Love

“Why be envious because I am generous?”

Matthew 20: 1-16

Looking after the weaker ones in our charges is usually a challenge for parents, teachers and leaders. They constantly look out for the vulnerable in their midst and rightly so. You know how easy it is to feel aggrieved when we do not get what we believe we deserve; there is a feeling that we have been hard hit by life and we find ourselves making comparisons between ourselves and others.

I remember a mother having to deal with jealousies among her children. There was always a sense of dissatisfaction because some received more or less than the others. She journeyed with them and helped them to experience her unconditional love.

We too are sometimes envious of those whom we consider that God has blessed more than ourselves. We are so busy comparing blessings that we do not see our own blessedness.

We rejoice in the blessings of others and thank God for those who taught us that true love is always generous and helps us to move beyond possessiveness and envy.

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