Recently we heard from Paul’s letter to the Corinthians that “there are different kinds of gifts but the same Spirit, and there are different kinds of service but the same Lord…” These words remind us that through our Baptism, we are given certain gifts which we are to use in the service of others. God gives to each one special talents or gifts. For some, this is the gift of time in which we can volunteer to help in our parish or in our community. Some are given the gift of talent, having special skills that can be used in assisting others. And some are given the gift of treasure, financial resources that can be given to our parish, or to the poor in our local area or in other areas of our country or world. Today, take time to think of your gifts and how you can use them in the service of others.
By Betty Larson, OSB