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Every Friday I join a community of bloggers for Five Minute Friday. One word prompt, five minutes. The prompt this week is … Talent.

The verse and parable comes to mind immediately upon reading the word prompt.

“For the kingdom of heaven is like a man traveling to a far country, who called his own servants and delivered his goods to them. And to one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one, to each according to his own ability; and immediately he went on a journey.” (Matthew 25: 14-15, NKJV)

“Talent” has been defined as “a special natural ability or aptitude” ( We have each been entrusted with a talent, or two. Some have several talents, some have one. Some talents are visible to many, and some are hidden only to be seen by God.

God has dispersed these talents by His wisdom and grace, not wanting to overburden or overwhelm any of us. He knows just how much we are able to do and gives us only what we are able to handle.

With those talents, God will give to each of us opportunities to use them over the course of our lives; for what we do with these abilities is our gift back to Him.

“Our lives are like the talents in the parable of the three stewards. It is something that has been given to us for the time being and we have the opportunity and privilege of doing our best with this precious gift.” (George Vaillant)

Talents and abilities – the precious gifts we give back to God.
May we use them wisely.



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