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Our Gifts

Luke 19:11-28
We are not unlike the servants in the parable: we have been entrusted with many gifts and we are awaiting the return of our King.  
We are not to be like the unproductive servant and entertain unworthy and erroneous thoughts about our heavenly Lord.  God is for us and is delighted with all our efforts to produce fruit for his kingdom.  A fruit that is especially pleasing to God is love: love for our God and love for our neighbour.
We must not hide the wonderful gifts that we have received, but use them.  Each of us has received special and unique gifts from God with which to serve him in his kingdom.  We have nothing to fear because not only are we richly blessed with every spiritual gift, we also have the power and grace to exercise them.
Today let us dedicate our lives to being good and faithful servants, eager and keen to be obedient to our Lord and King.
”Take, Lord, and receive all my freedom, my memory, my intelligence and my will — all that I have and possess.  You, Lord, have given those things to me  I now give them back to you, Lord  All belongs to you.  Dispose of these gifts according to your will  I ask only of your love and grace, for they are enough for me.” (St Ignatius of Loyola)
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