Dear Parishioners,

You may have read this expression:

“What we are is God’s gift to us

What we make of ourselves is our gift to God.”

These words tell us that God has given each of us many gifts, i.e. strengths, abilities, talents, etc. What God asks of us is that we use the gifts He has given us. Making the most of these gifts is the way we give back to God.

In today’s Gospel, Jesus tells a parable where three men are each given a different amount of money. The first two men invest and double the money that was given to them. The third man, because he was given a small amount of money, decided to save it and didn’t invest it.

Jesus wants us to be like the first two men in this parable. He wants us to use the gifts God has given us, as we recognize how He has blessed us in so many ways. Jesus wants us to use God’s gift in a way so that we can give back to God:

“What we are is God’s gift to us.

What we make of ourselves is our gift to God.”

Sincerely in Christ,

Father Dominick