Editor’s note: The passing of our friend and longtime advisor Msgr. Thomas McGread in April was a tremendous loss to all who came to know him and work with him in developing stewardship as a way of life. But Msgr. McGread’s legacy will continue to live on through our work and through this blog, as we are fortunate to have in our archives many of his writings and teachings. The Catholic Steward will continue to share these with our followers as we continue to live Msgr. McGread’s vision for stewardship and evangelization in the Church.
Everybody has talents. Everybody. The question is, are we using these talents? And, are we really using these talents in ways that are suitable for the work of Christ? After all, we all hope to end up with Christ in eternal life in Heaven with God. And, that’s our most primary role, really, to try to find Almighty God.
But, of course, we’re all so taken up with trying to make a living that we sometimes think that some of these things that are associated with our livelihood are more important than our relationship with God.
But, when we bring God into our lives, then we are not working alone any more. We have to remember that we have God there helping us with what were doing. And, when God is helping us, as St. Paul tells us, then nothing is going to stand in our way.
With that in mind, we need to maximize our talents and prevent other obligations from interfering in our eternal goal.