Commentary on the Gospel of
Use Them or Lose Them
It sounds unjust and awful that more will be given to the one who produces more and from the one who produces little, whatever little he or she has will be taken away. Sounds a bit like heartless capitalism! But this is neither capitalistic nor unjust or awful, but a simple law of nature. A glance at the evolutionary history informs us that those limbs and bodily faculties that remained unused gradually disappeared from our bodily configuration. Even within the life span of one single person, we know how the muscles degenerate when left unused, or doing crossword puzzles regularly sharpens the brain and delays dementia. No wonder the same logic applies to our spiritual faculties as well: You either use them or lose them. David was blessed twice over because he blessed God relentlessly with gratitude and humility.