Ephesians 2:8-9 For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not from you; it is the gift of God; it is not from works, so no one may boast.
“Beloved child, the gifts of God the Father are being lavished on this generation. Those who pick up the gifts and receive them with a grateful heart will be lavished with still more. That is the message you heard in today’s Gospel. The fruitful will be given more responsibility. Do not limit me in what I can give. If I set no limits, why should you? Realize that my gifts always come with a promise and a purpose of fruitfulness. At no time is my purpose static, but always moving in an upward spiral. Ponder these things, my children. Be gracious with the gifts I have given you. Work tirelessly for the kingdom and at the end you will have the joy of hearing me say to you, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. Enter into your Master’s joy.'”
Heavenly Father, we thank you for counting us worthy to stand in your presence and serve you. May we always accept with joy and gratitude the gifts you offer. May your gifts to us always bear fruit for the kingdom, for the glory of your holy name. Amen.