St. Augustine of Canterbury Parish

Theme:

“His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and trustworthy servant; you have been trustworthy in

a few things, I will put you in charge of many things; enter into the joy of your master.”

(Matthew 25: 21)

God has entrusted into our hands so many talents because he trusts us, and because he considers

us good servants. Of course, talents do not always mean money or material wealth. Talents also

mean people who God puts in our life. Talents also mean the places God puts us. Talents also

mean the scope of time that God gives us. God also gives us talents of difference skills and

ability. These examples of talents are implied in this weekend’s parable:

“For it is as if a man, going on a journey,

summoned his slaves and entrusted his property to them;

to one he gave five talents,

to another two, to another one,

to each according to his ability.

Then he went away.

‘After a long time the master of those slaves came

and settled accounts with them.’” (Matthew 25:14-15, 19)

God gives us a long time of trust and goodness to multiple all that he bequeaths to us. How do

we take care of the things and the people God gives us? Just as God invites us to receive his

talents, he also invites us to recount to him how we multiple all that he gives us. At the end of

each hour, each day, each week, each month, each year, each decade, etc., how do we keep the

trust God has conferred on us in terms of the people and the things he gives us to multiply and

increase on earth? Can we step up and make God proud of his trust in us by providing a good

account of all that he gives us? God expects each one of us to step forward with good accounts of

all he gives us:

“Then the one who had received the five talents came forward,

bringing five more talents, saying,

‘Master, you handed over to me five talents;

see, I have made five more talents.” (Matthew 25:20)

God bestows more trust in us when we multiply all the things he gives us:

“His master said to him,

‘Well done, good and trustworthy slave;

you have been trustworthy in a few things,

I will put you in charge of many things;

enter into the joy of your master.’” (Matthew 25:21)

 

God gives us the best place when we multiple his goodness in the temporary and transitory

places he puts us. He says, “I will put you in charge of many things; enter into the joy of your

master” (Matthew 25:21).

This week, let us look out for the time, the places, the material things, the wealth and above all

the people God puts in our path and life so that we might multiple his goodness in them.