What are the talents that Jesus speaks of in the Gospel parable. Maybe those talents are the gifts, graces and abilities that God has given to each of us. One of those abilities is to preach the Word of God.

In the Gospel parable, different people received different amounts of talents. As priest and pastor, I am to use my gift of priesthood to preach the word through sermons and my ministry. Maybe your talent of preaching comes in the form of raising and teaching your children or volunteering or being charitable or caring for a neighbor. The list can go on.

St. Francis of Assisi is known to have said, “Preach the Gospel at all times, and if necessary use words.” Don’t bury your talents or abilities or use them only for yourself. Spread the message of Jesus in the actions of your life. Use your talents to give glory to God and to benefit His creation.