“Much will be required of the person entrusted with much, and still more will be demanded of the person entrusted with more.”
“With great power comes great responsibility.”
Spiderman’s Uncle Ben
While we may not be Spiderman, we have each been given everything we have from God. The first response to the gift of our lives – everything we have and everything we are – is gratitude. It is all a gift, after all.
Our next response is generosity. We have been given each of these gifts to be shared with others. We have a responsibility to one another, whether we have been given a lot or a little. Our gifts connect us to one another and demand to be shared.
Sometimes fear prevents us from being generous. Jesus says to us, “Do not be afraid any longer… “ (Lk 12: 32). The Kingdom of God has been given to us. There is nothing to fear. Sometimes it is hard to believe this but it is true. The generous God who blesses us daily will not abandon us in our need. With that confidence we can reach out to others and mirror the generosity God has shown us.
This week reflect on what you have been entrusted with. Do you have previously unknown gifts that are now calling to be shared? Have you shared your gifts generously? How can you grow in generosity? What fears prevent you from sharing the gifts God has entrusted to you?
We may not be able to leap from building to building or cling to walls, but we do have gifts to share. Let’s grow in generosity together.
Lincoln A. Wood