Fr. Sanctus Mario
Inspiration and Bible Reflections

To get a reward from God.Breakfast with the Word Wednesday 33rd Week

Breakfast with the Word Wednesday 33rd Week Ordinary Time of the Year B


Luke 19:11-28




A reward is something we give in recognition of someone’s efforts and achievements. To get a reward, we have to work for the reward.


The parable today is Luke’s own account of the parable of the talents.The main thrust of today’s reading is its eschatological implication.


In the gospel we can see that Jesus is on His way to Jerusalem to fulfill His destiny, thus signifying the end of His life. Then the people thought this journey is a sign that the Kingdom of God is to appear immediately.


Therefore, the parable reveals what we must expect at the end of time. In the end, there must be a reward and punishment for all the things we do, use, and not do or  use.



In the Gospel


The parable, involves the king who gives coins or mina to His servants and asks them to do business with it until He comes back.


Here, we have ten servants but only two are faithful to the Master. The third servant hides his own money but the other seven reject the king outrightly.


At last, only those who make use of what the king gives to them, receive a handsome reward, while the servant who did not use his own and those servants who reject His Kingship receive punishment.


Little Interpretation


Just like the King left, Jesus is leaving them because He is on His way to Jerusalem, and just like the King handed them responsibilities each, is a way Jesus is telling them, that they now have the work continuing from where he stopped.It is their responsibility to promote the gospel message.


In essence, God also bestows upon us natural and spiritual endowments, strength, positions, time, wealth, knowledge etc.


Those who rejected the King’s rule are interpreted as the Pharisees and Jewish leaders who rejected Jesus outrightly.


Therefore, the King’s return points to the fact that one day, Jesus will surely return to repay each man according to His deeds and the only way to get a reward is to use even the little things we have and work for God.




We have to use what God gives us to work for the salvation of souls. To get a reward from God, we have to work for it.  From the parable, the end will never augur well for anyone who refuses to use whatever God gives us and trades on it.


Whatever God gives

The reward of success

Whatever we have in this life is all for the glory of God. In that parable, the money given to each is of the same amount and no longer different like that of Matthew’s account (Matthew 25:14–30).



So, this goes beyond our natural endowment and spiritual resources, to include our lives, time, mind, body, our responsibilities, services, etc.


God gives us these not to misuse them but to use them and work for Him. So, the wisdom and knowledge you have are not there to be hidden, they are not there to be used against God.



God bestows them that we use them to work for the salvation of souls. God wants nothing from whatever you have if not to use them for His own glory. Nothing that you have is there to be wasted.



A Reward comes from What You do 


Give God your strength, mind, talent, gifts, knowledge, wealth, life, time etc. Trade with your time, mind, gifts, etc to win souls for God. They are not there so that we waste them.


In the end, only those who make good use of them will receive a reward from God. To be nothing, do nothing but to become something, we have to do something. To get a reward for something, we have to work for it.


There is no reward for laziness. To get a reward for success, we have to work for success. The reward comes from your labour.


To reap, you must plant. If you want to be successful in life, work towards it. We do not wait until manna falls from heaven. Grace comes from what you do.


At the end of a football match, only those who participated in the field are to be rewarded but those who only watch the match are forgotten.



Therefore, We have to participate and get ourselves involved in life, to be rewarded by life.  Also to get a reward for eternal life we have to work for eternal life. If you want to go to heaven, work for it. There is a reward awaiting everything we do.


May God bless you dearest and give us the grace to work for the good of all. Amen.


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Thank God Every Moment


Serve God with what you have


  1. Esther Njeri Mugo says

    All honourand Glory to God. Thank you father for the great work of God that you are doing. May the Almighty God give you long life to touch many many of the peoples souls not to loose hope in their day today loves. I pray that you may pray for me to have a complete recovery on back where the nerves are compressed, and is causing alot pain on me from the waist to the whole right leg. Have a wonderful time father and blessed abundantly.

    1. Sanctus Mario says

      I will. God bless you

      1. Helen says

        Amen! May God bless you Padre and the work of your hands. Thank you very much,🙏

  2. Tina Dakup says

    Amen. Thank you Father for the spiritual nourishment. May God continue to strengthen you and grant you more wisdom as you work in his vineyard through Christ our Lord. Amen

  3. Rosemary Umeze says

    Amen. Thank you Father

    1. Stella Ekwemalor says

      Thank you Father

  4. Gabriel-Martin says

    Amen Fr.

  5. Ekwem Emmanuela Chiamaka says


  6. Carmela U. Ekwem says

    Amen! & Amen! Thanks & God bless you too Fr.

  7. Mbama Christiana says

    Thank you Padre for this beautiful reflection.

  8. Kingsley Okoro says

    May I never miss my reward.

  9. Chinyere Ezemelue says


  10. Margaret Awum says

    Amen 🙏

  11. Ogechi Anugwom says


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  13. Godwin Odah says

    Amen 👏.

  14. Mbama Christiana says

    Amen. Thank you Padre for this beautiful reflection. May God continue to bless and favour you. Amen

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  18. Eneh Chioma Maureen says

    Please God help me to identify my potential, goals and start acting on them in other be rewarded by God at the of time

  19. Chizoba Ekwueme says

    So help me God, Amen!

    Thank you for this morning charge Fr.

  20. Yolanda Malebatsane says


  21. Onyekonwu Ngozi says

    Amen! Thank you Jesus.

  22. Ndukwe Amanda says

    Amen Fr.

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  31. Sylvia says

    Amen…. May God bless and protect you give u more knowledge as u work for him

  32. David Sunday Edore says

    Amen, Lord God, I need ur grace to work in ur with the gift u have blessed me with.

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  35. Mailoushi James says

    Amen, remain blessed Fr. Good morning

  36. Jane chuks says

    Amen 🙌

  37. Grace uba says


  38. Pascaline says

    Bless you too fr

  39. GeraldineMary says

    Amen 🙏

  40. Agudosi Cordelia chinyere says


  41. Angela Madu says

    Thank you Padre.
    May God help us with His special grace

  42. Anidiobi Sylvia Ngozi says

    Heavenly Father, I pray for grace to work for the good of all Amen

  43. Regina Mobu says


  44. Munachimso onuoha says


  45. Jovita Okey-Oha says

    Amen and Amen.

  46. Odoh chisom Deborah says


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  48. Onyeoma Ukamaka says

    Amen and bless you too Fr.

  49. Ify obinwa says

    Amennnn. Lord we ask for grace. God bless you padre

  50. John says


  51. Chinyere Ezemelue says

    Lord help me not to misuse my talent time resources and grace through Christ our Lord amen

  52. Jude Uchenna Onah says

    Amen and Amen.

  53. Ogechi Oscar says

    Amen,God please give me the grace to work for you 🙏


    AMEN 🙏
    May the lord grant us the Grace of making good use of our terlents and gifts to win our soul and the souls of others for His Kingdom through Christ Our Lord AMEN 🙏🌹
    Remain Blessed padre 🌹

  55. Elizabeth kiio says


  56. Theomaris says

    Amen 🙏

  57. Julie says

    Amen. God give me the grace to work well and make use of the talents you have given me well. Amen

  58. Dorothy Mary Iyinbor says

    Amen thanks Padre God bless you 🙏

  59. Gabriel-Martin says

    Amen Fr

  60. Carmela U. E. says

    Amen! Thanks and God bless you too Fr.

  61. Josephine Ugwu says


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  62. Dodoh Peter Anthony says

    Amen 🙏🙏🙏

  63. Vivian Elochukwu says

    Amen thank you Padre for the great and wonderful job you have been doing in this platform our almighty God will continue to bless, protect and guide 🙏

  64. Mary Chioma Nwauzu says

    Amen. Thank you father.

  65. Doris Emmanuel Ogban says

    Lord Jesus give me the Grace to work for you so that at the end I will end ETERNAL life. .AMEN 🙏

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  68. Ozoro Christiana says

    Amen 🙏

  69. Amalu Gloria says

    Amen and Amen.

  70. Okeke Juliet Nneka says

    Amen 🙏. Please God help me to discover what my own talent is it are and give me the grace to invest on it so that at the end, I will get my reward. Amen 🙏.

  71. Ugwu Josephine Nnenna. says

    Amen. Thank you Padre.

  72. Michael Uzoechiena says

    Amen Padre and God’s divine wisdom and strength.

  73. Chioma Frances Egwuogu says


  74. Nnametu chioma Michelle says

    Amen and Amen!
    May God grant us the grace to use our talents and time to do what pleases him. Amen

  75. Dinmah Lucy Chinyere says


  76. Euphemia Onyebuchi says

    Amen padre, I pray for grace to serve God faithfully and also pray for more grace upon ur life in Jesus Name Amen.

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