The story of the talents is powerful spiritual food for the end of the year. It challenges us to ask the question of whether we are doing less than we could with the one life that God has given us because we pretend that we are worthless.
I am not very bright and not all that well educated and not very witty and people donít find me attractive.
So I sit back quietly and passively and hope that no one notices me.
I am incapable of doing anything important or worthwhile.
Fr. Greeley's Last Book:
Once upon a time there were two teenagers who were the ninth and tenth person on Mollie Whopis basketball team. They are on the team because Mollie had asked them but they were content to be bench warmers.
In fact, they loved to sit on the bench and make fun of those who were playing. They didnt practice very hard because they knew theyd get into the game only at the last minute when the game was already won or lost. Since it was Mollies team they almost always won. Well, one day three of the regular players were out sick and two more fouled out, one of whom was Mollie herself. (The refs were simply nor fair.
So Mollie she had to send in these two kids at the end of the bench. They didnt try very hard. Of course the team lost.
So theyre like well, its not our fault because were not very good.
And Molie goes if youd played up to your real ability we would have won.
1: Blessed is every one who fears the
LORD, who walks in his ways!
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