Using the Gifts We Are Given

Using the Gifts We Are Given

General
In the congregation where I worship, it is not unusual for a six-year-old to read Scripture or receive the offering. It is not unusual for a layperson in the congregation to bring the message of the morning. We have high expectations of one another. As we read the Gospels today, they remind us of how much we can do when we are faithful stewards of what God has given us. We often think we are capable of less than we are. We often think that others are capable of less than they are. We usually think of the parable of the talents as about money. But it is really about much more. It is about the varied gifts God has given to all of us and how they can multiply when we put them…
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