Today's Gospel: Matthew 25:14-30 This Gospel has always troubled me, especially since I became a mother. Yes, God gave me talents and I want to use them both for His glory and to contribute to the world. That was somewhat easier to do before I had children and became a stay-at-home mom. Now, the vast majority of my life is spent caring for my family. Does this utilize my talents? Sometimes. More often than not, it makes me wish that I actually had talent in the area of housekeeping! I still try to contribute to the world in small ways via the paid work I am able to accomplish and the volunteer opportunities that I help out with. Is it enough? I pray and trust that I am doing what God wants me to be doing each day. So, maybe while it seems that my talents aren’t necessarily multiplying (although God can certainly multiply what I am offering if He chooses to make use of my small gifts), perhaps I am achieving the goal of “being faithful in small matters.” (Mt 25:23) Maybe, for this stage of my life, that is enough.


What are your talents? How can you use them for God’s glory today?


Dear God, please grant me the wisdom to know how You want me to use my talents to best serve You.
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