When we have a secret, we are careful with whom we share the information, making certain that we can trust the individual before divulging the secret.
Trust is an important virtue. And, to be deemed trustworthy is an honor, and is a quality everyone should try to attain.
God gives us that opportunity.
Each of us is entrusted with unique gifts and abilities. Given to us by God, most can easily recognize the things that come naturally to us, and the things that are challenging and more difficult for us to do.
Either way, as stewards, we are called to be trustworthy with those gifts. We shouldn’t be slothful or lazy about utilizing the gifts by hiding them.
Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI encourages us to be faithful stewards in following Christ: “The Lord has a plan for each of us. He calls each one of us by name. Our task is to learn how to listen, to perceive his call, to be courageous and faithful in following him, and when all is said and done, be found trustworthy servants who have used well the gifts given us.”
Let us resolve to listen to Christ’s calling and be courageous in our response by being trustworthy servants.