So, I was at church last night - enjoying the music and the message and the peacefulness of it all - when the pastor said something that totally snapped me out of my quiet reflection and actually made me....GASP....think.
He said, "What if...you were standing at the throne of God, when it's all said and done, and God says to you:
"What did you DO with the resources I entrusted to you?....and more importantly, who did you share them WITH?"
We all have gifts that God has given us. It may be the gift of singing; it may be the gift of speaking; it may be the gift of mercy and action.
What are MY gifts? Certainly not singing. Certainly not anything musical, for that matter. Speaking? Perhaps. Certainly a gift of striving to change things in the world to make it better through action and compassion.
If my gift is speaking, am I speaking enough? If my gift is writing, am I writing enough? If my gift is doing, am I doing enough?
What have I done with the gifts that God has entrusted to me?
And whom did I share those gifts with?
People I feel comfortable with? People I trust? Or people who really need the gifts I have...even if those people are outside my social circles, my economic circles, my friendship circles....?
It's certainly given me room for thought...as I sit and reflect on it this beautiful Sunday afternoon...
What are YOUR gifts that God has given YOU? And who are YOU sharing them with?