Sunday, February 18, 2007
Fast Food From The God Box: "Talents"
There was a lesson I learned very young in Sunday School. The teacher gave us all $3 one morning for at the end of the month there was going to be a fair and flea market to help raise money for our summer camp fees. Each child was asked to make something to sell on our class table at the fair.

One girl made cupcakes and sold them for .25 cents a piece ending up turning her $3 into $12. Another boy made a dozen birdhouses and sold them for $5 and turned his $3 into $60. We even had a kid march to the corner store to buy lots of candy and he ate it all before the month was through, making nothing.

The teachers initial investment of about $30 (10 kids) multiplied tenfold due to her belief in us and our efforts. The lesson of the Talents (Matt 25: 15-30) combined with her investment has turned into millions by now. Even the kid who spent all his money on Jolly Ranchers is now the owner of a chain of Pizzerias.

The definition of Talents extends further than the means of money or gold. The classic, "Legend of Bagger Vance" has an interesting quote:

"Inside each and every one of us is our one, true authentic swing. Something we was born with. Something that's ours and ours alone. Something that can't be learned... something that's got to be remembered."

Maybe your talent isn't swinging a golf club, baking cupcakes or hand tossing pizza pies. Perhaps it is as simple as a natural ability towards human kindness and compassion. Wishing someone a good day or helping someone put their shopping buggy to the parking lot corral. Acts of kindness or a simple smile can multiply to many when practiced. Remember to invest in your talents today.

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Stumble It! .......posted by Margaret @ 11:03 AM  
7 Comments:
  • At 12:12 PM, Anonymous krystyna said…

    Hi Margaret!
    Great post for Sunday!
    Very good lesson!
    Thanks for this post!
    My post today is little similar.

    Have a wonderful Sunday!

     
  • At 1:41 PM, Anonymous krystyna said…

    You have a gift for Sunday on this my site!

     
  • At 5:26 PM, Blogger Dr.John said…

    I enjoy your little bits of food from the God Box. There was a Pastor willing to put his money where his faith was.

     
  • At 5:59 PM, Blogger R2K said…

    Jeuss is pissed.

     
  • At 6:35 PM, Blogger Betty said…

    That was a good lesson, it would a learning that would last.

     
  • At 7:57 AM, Blogger Melli said…

    Great Sermon, Reverend Margie! I LOVE it! Actually... yea...your God Box features R my favorites! It's MY kinda fast food!

    Have a great day!!!

     
  • At 12:38 PM, Blogger Butchieboy said…

    Do you remember any quotes from "The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai"?

     
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