We need to trust God enough to make use of the gifts and abilities we have received. Some of us are clearly very gifted with valuable abilities, but there is no one, absolutely no one, who can say he has been gifted with nothing.
We may be especially talented in teaching children, cooking meals, repairing homes, or programming computers. We should ask ourselves how we are using our particular gifts in the service of our Christian community and the wider society.
Why should we not follow the example of people who use their God-given talents as well as they can, such as nursing assistants who take great pride in keeping their patients clean and comfortable, or carpenters who gain enormous satisfaction from building quality homes, or teachers who find joy in the discoveries of the classroom, attorneys who keep the goal of justice at the very center of their practices, etc.?
All of us have received at least one talent – the gift of faith. Our responsibility as men and women of faith is not just to preserve and “keep” the faith. We need to work with it. We need to offer it to the men and women of our times. Unless we do this, we stand in danger of losing the faith just as the third servant lost his talent. The way to preserve the faith, or any other talent God has given us, is to put it to work and make it bear fruit.
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