SERVE GOD WITH YOUR TALENT
⏰Saturday of the Twenty-First Week of Ordinary Time 1 (02 September 2017)
????1 Thess 4:9-11; Ps 98:1, 7-8, 9 (R.v.9); Matt 25:14-30
My dear, if you are a child of God, you need to know one thing for sure: God loves you. He did not create you without a purpose and he does not favour others above you. He loves all equally.
Most times, what makes us feel that God loves others more than us is because we have failed to discover God’s purpose for us and be happy in it. Instead, we look at others and desire to be ‘them’ and not ‘us’. Everyone of us is created with particular talents different from those of others. In the way, our destinies are not the same. But our happiness can only come when we make a proper discernment of our own talent and destiny, and work in line with them to the glory of God.
Some people are created with better intelligence than others. Some have better skills in football or in singing or in farming or in business, etc. Someone might be very rich but without the skill to farm, and another, very poor but with the skill to farm. In this case, the rich helps the poor to survive by giving him money and the poor helps the rich by giving him food.
We all have enough talents to help us manage our challenges and help others to survive. When we bury our talents, we and others suffer, thereby destroying God’s purpose as the third servant did. How do you use yours?
May God help us to always see deep within our inner selves the strength and talents God has given us and use them well to surmount the giants that try to weigh us down. Amen.
I wish you an accomplished day and a fulfilled weekend. Peace be with you.