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Peter Has the Key to Being a Good Steward | #1044

Fr. Joel Homilies

Ordinary Time, 21st Sunday (A) My top ‘strengths’ are: Strategic, Woo, Connectedness, Developer, and Responsibility. Everyone has different gifts. No one has all the gifts. You are a masterpiece, made to glorify God. Only in God and through God will you discover who you really are. Shebna, master of the palace, has been using his gifts to build up himself. God will replace him with a steward who will build up the people.

Our true legacy is found, not in fancy tombs, but in the lives we touched. As a pastor, I am a steward of the gifts that my people have. I need to build you up so that you can build others up. You will be able to build others up if your life is built on the rock that is Jesus Christ.

(23 Aug 2020)

Going Deeper: What are your gifts? Let me know in the comments if you ever took the Clifton StrengthsFinder. Give God thanks for those gifts and then prayerfully discern how God is calling you to use them for the good of others.

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