Thought for The Day – Tuesday 20th April

“The man with two bags of gold also came. ‘Master,’ he said, ‘you entrusted me with two bags of gold; see, I have gained two more.’

“His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!’

Matthew 25: 22 – 23

Whose responsibility is it to grow the Kingdom of God? There will be times when you look at others and say, “I can’t do what they do” and you will be right. There are some who appear to have more gifts than one person has a right to. We admire them, we may even envy them, yet, we are not them. For most of us we only have a couple of talents like the person in this reading. What is important to remember is God asks us to use the talents we have not to lament the talents we don’t have. So what if someone has more, others may have less; they will be responsible for an account of what they did. We are responsible for the talents we have, even if there are only 2. Whose responsibility is it to grow the Kingdom of God? Everyone’s!

Prayer: Father I can out things off and I can justify not doing anything. Rather than having this attitude, help me to use the talents you have given in your service.

Action: Give thanks for the talents you do have rather than lament the ones you do not.

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