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I was afraid, and I went and hid your talent in 
the ground. Here you have what is yours. - Matthew 25:25 (NRSV)

Our interim pastor recently preached a sermon on the Parable of the Talents that helped me realize its fuller meaning. Because I had always looked at this parable only in terms of money, I could not understand why the master was so angry at the servant who hid his talent....

Today's Prayer
Dear God, thank you for the gifts and talents you have given us. May we put them to good use to your glory. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Matthew 25:14-30

Thought for the Day

Where can I use my talents for God?

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