If you have talent
Please do not ever hang them in your closet
on your wall
or in your bank.
Please do not show them off,
conscript them into your service,
or aim your sights on getting more.
Keep a loose grip –
open hands –
Because healing is for the broken
money is for the poor
leadership is for serving
talent is for using
homes are for refuge.
But they are not for YOU.
They are seeds
placed carefully, intentionally, knowingly in your hands
By the Great Seed Himself
who went into the ground to die
and then to live.
The seeds he gives forge redemption, lasso peace, echo hope…
but only if you use them.
If you pet them,
stare at them…
they tangle and mold and grow dull.
But if you lay them in the ground to die,
the forging of redemption will light the darkness all around.