"And unto one he gave five talents,
to another two,
and to another one:
to every man according to his several ability;
and straightway took his journey."
Matthew 25:15
How do you use your Talents?
Reflecting on the story Jesus tells us
in the Parable of the Talents,
it brings to my mind two meanings of this word "talent."
Talent is a strange word,
meaning a coin or one's capability or gift.
As children of God,
we all have capabilities and gifts to share with others.
Here are just a select few as examples:
When we are blessed with children
and we neglect to tell them the stories of faith,
we are burying a talent.
When we are blessed with friends
and we neglect to significantly touch their lives,
we are burying a talent.
And when we are given a song to sing
and we sing it not,
we are burying a talent.
I am sure that you can think of many more illustrations,
that may even pertain to yourself.
There are many ways to bury a talent, just as
" . . . he that had received one went and digged in the earth,
and hid his lord's money."
(verse 18)
    Whatever talent means,
whatever it is we are burying~
money, our faith, our love, or a song,
the meaning of the story Jesus tells us
in the "Parable of the Talents"
is quite clear:
Burying talents means not using God's gifts!
May we walk as Jesus walked
and use our talents to bless others along the way!


"Lord Dictated Them"


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