My Dear People,
God expects us to make good use of all of the talents that He has given to us. The parable of the fig tree teaches us about the need to develop our good spiritual fruits. Cultivating our gifts is our life’s job. Discerning these talents takes time. All are freely given to us at our Baptism. The purpose of the gifts is primarily to build up the Body of Christ. When Jesus came upon the fig tree along the road, He noticed that is was barren. He threatened to cut it down. “Why should it exhaust the soil?” The gardener asked for a year to restore the health of the tree. Jesus granted his request, but stated that it would be cut down if it failed to produce good fruit.
Are you producing good spiritual fruit? Or are you just taking up dead space? Are you gifts being placed at the service of the Church? Or are they even being used at all? Heed the Gospel. If you have talents that will help someone in need, put them to good use TODAY!
Entrusting you to the care of Our Lady,
Fr. Mark Bozada
May we trust that, just as God provided the Israelites with manna until they arrived in the promised land. He will always provide us with all that we need.