[DAILY GOSPEL INSIGHTS AND REFLECTION FOR MANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATION 27: JANUARY 27: 2022]
Mark 4:21-25. Jesus continues discussing the importance of understanding the parables
“To the one who has, more will be given; from the one who has not, even what he has will be taken away.”
When I first heard this passage during my elementary school days, I thought: parang ang biased naman ni Lord! (The Lord seems biased!)
I now realize that this is an extension of the parable of the sower. To the more fertile soil – bounty. Good leads to more good.
This passage is also NOT about greed, as in a greedy capitalist acquiring more for the sake of more.
This passage is about choosing good, building a habit and character of being good. Being virtuous and designing virtuous cycles. Reflection and discernment are also forms of virtuous cycles. As Lonergan explained in his general empirical method, the process of iterative understanding, judgement, and action allows us to accumulate insights, which eventually leads to wisdom.
The moment we stop pursuing goodness is the moment we refuse to grow our talents. This is when we give up opportunities for growth.
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