Anyone who needs a knee, shoulder, or hip replacement knows what a tremendous handicap it can have on your mobility and life.
The servant who buried his Master’s money in the ground had the same effect on the Master’s household.
Out of fear, he buried his talent so no one could use it, and people suffered because of that.
He may have felt that he wasn’t the most qualified or compared himself to other people who had more.
To him, the gift was more important than the giver whom he failed to put his trust.
It was different for the other two servants who invested their Master’s money to yield a profit for him.
St. Matthew doesn’t state it, but the profit they made benefited many other people.
More people had work; more bellies were fed, the whole community had an economic boom.
How about our parish community having a big boom?
An essential part of evangelization is the corporal and spiritual works of mercy.
We minister to Jesus in the most vulnerable and forgotten people of society.
He is truly present in the giver and in the receiver of God’s gifts.
St. Paul encourages us to identify our talents and gifts and put them to use in the community.
A good question for us to help us to recognize our gifts is: “What am I good at? What do I do well and enjoy doing?”
Why not share that question with a brother or sister today.
It will help us recognize our gifts and encourage us to use them for the benefit of all.
Let us give God the glory and thank him for trusting us so much in the many opportunities he offers us to share in our Master’s joy.