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March 17, Chidolue, SJ - Jesuits of North-West Africa Province | Society of Jesus

 

THE STONE WHICH THE BUILDERS REJECTED

HAS BECOME THE CORNERSTONE


Friday, Second Week of Lent

March 17, 2017

 

Matthew 21: 33-43, 45-46

by *Fr. Peter Chidolue, SJ


We have dreams or goals in our lives. Importantly we are God's dream and hope for our world. And as a dream, we are like a building that God is constructing through and with the events of our life. Each of these events are like stones that make up the house or the dream. We should never take any of our experiences in life for granted, because that experience may be the cornerstone; that is, the particular event that makes all our dreams come through. Joseph's experiences of betrayal by his brothers, slavery and time in Egypt are his own 'cornerstone'. These experiences were painful and yet he remained faithful to who he was called to be. He did not reject his experiences or became bitter, but transformed them and became blessed.
Every event in our life is a kernel with something to offer. Since we will never know which event will be the cornerstone, let us never allow any event to go without benefiting from it.
May God bless you with His dream, which is beyond all human understanding!

*Fr. Peter Chidolue, SJ, is a retreat minister who lives and works at St. Peter Claver House in Brafo Yaw, Cape Coast, Ghana.

 

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