Today’s Gospel, Luke 8:16-18:
Jesus said to the crowd:
“No one who lights a lamp conceals it with a vessel
or sets it under a bed;
rather, he places it on a lampstand
so that those who enter may see the light.
For there is nothing hidden that will not become visible,
and nothing secret that will not be known and come to light.
Take care, then, how you hear.
To anyone who has, more will be given,
and from the one who has not,
even what he seems to have will be taken away.”
Read: If you are a friend of God (AKA: in a state of grace), you will be given much more in the Kingdom. If not, even what you seem to have will be nothing.
Nothing matters if don’t end life as God’s friend.
God offers his friendship to everyone. No one is excluded.
Receiving the Sacraments is indispensable to living the Divine Friendship.
We enter the Divine Friendship we receive the gift of faith in the Sacrament Of Baptism. Each of us should see to it that our faith becomes fully alive. The best way to do this is by frequent reception of the Sacraments of the Church.
We should think of each of the Seven Sacraments as little Christs, because in each of the Seven Sacraments we truly receive the Lord!