"His master said to him, 'Well done, my good and faithful servant.
Since you were faithful in small matters, I will give you great responsibilities.
Come, share your master's joy.'"
This Sunday's gospel reading (Matthew 25:14-30) is the parable of the talents. A master leaves for a long journey, leaving talents (money) to his three servants. Two of his servants go off and use the money he's given them to earn more. The third servant buries his talent in the ground. Upon his return, the master celebrates with his two servants, saying (above), "Well done, my good and faithful servant." The third servant, who buried his talent, is reprimanded and thrown out.
God has given us talents, gifts, and abilities, and He has given them to us for a reason. He wants us to use them to serve Him and others.
What good are our talents if we bury them in the sand?
We must each discern what talents God has given us and how He wants us to use them to further His kingdom.
This is the focus of this week's family meeting: