I don't remember this morning's Mass readings. But I remember that Father's homily was about gift.
He defined a gift as "something you don't deserve that is freely bestowed on you." The giver does not expect to receive anything in return, but gives from the abundant generosity in his heart.
Father went on to ask us: "What gift has God given you? How does He want you to use it?"
Often, I forget that I even have a gift. I forget that God has given me the capability to understand and express ideas through words. The gift of writing.
I just write. I don't think about it.
Last week, we received two responses to the monthly newsletter that I write for the company I work for. Both were positive comments on the quality of the email. This morning, another person responded to a different email campaign I wrote, saying they were grateful for our prayers and support.
I wrote those emails.
God gave me the gift to touch others through words and that happened. They were moved. They saw a glimpse of His goodness.
How thankful I am for this gift!
What gift has God given you to change the world with? Ask Him to help you use it!