Good and Faithful
Throughout the gospels we are called upon to do many things and to be many things. We are asked to be like little children (Luke 18:17); we are prompted to be cheerful givers (2Corinthians 9:7); and we are asked to forgive (Luke 6:37). In the gospel for the Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time, we are asked to use our talents wisely.
In Matthew’s gospel (25:14-30), we hear about the parable of the man who gave his servants some talents. Two of the servants took those talents and multiplied them. The third servant buried the talent out of fear and returned it to his master as it was given. What does this parable say to us? Do we use the gifts God has given us? Do we live in fear and not develop what is in us? Do we nurture the talents that we have, celebrating them as gifts from God? (more…)