Saturday 31 August 2019

About Today Readings

1 Thessalonians 4:9-11. Psalm 97(98):1, 7-9. Matthew 25:1430.

The Lord comes to rule the earth with justice – Psalm 97(98):1, 7-9.

‘You have been faithful in small things; enter into the joy of your Master.’

In the parable of the talents, there is a sense of reward for using our talents well and of consequences for wasting them. Beyond that is the idea that God wants – even expects – us to take risks, to stretch beyond our boundaries in using the talents we have. He expects those of us with much to apply our skills creatively and wisely to improve our world. Another message we receive is the generosity of God. Most of us are given more than we need. Therefore we who are rich in human potential have plenty to share.

Let us take risks, and not be afraid to do things that may appear foolish to others but leave us feeling consoled in the presence of God. Creator God, send life to me this day, that I may discern how best to use the talents you have given me. Give me wisdom and energy.

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