Commentary on the Gospel of
Being Gratefully Productive
What Paul speaks about the Corinthians is true of many of us. If we honestly examine ourselves, did we ever merit to be who we are and where we have reached now? If God has bestowed you with a special vocation or position, it is not out of your merit, but purely out of His Grace, for His purposes. As Paul says and Mother Mary did in the Magnificat, if at all we boast, we can only boast of the marvels God has worked in our lives. Once we are aware of such marvels, the spontaneous response can only be one of gratitude. One who is so filled with such gratitude for God’s blessings, can never imagine wasting whatever talents and resources God has given, and will work day and night to put those talents to good use and return the favor, however immeasurably inadequate that is, to God when He comes calling. This is the inner dynamics of every saint and holy soul.