WE ALL POSSESS TALENTS. They come in many forms and combinations. When we appreciate and celebrate these gifts, we come a bit closer to God, the source of all gifts. Some of us play music or dance. Some write, draw, paint, sculpt, or take photographs. Some are skilled scientists while others possess a knack for comedy. Through the Internet and social media, people can share and express their talents globally, bringing them spiritual insight, compassion, laughter, and inspiration. Our gifts can offer grace to us; they are signs of God’s spirit moving within us and among us.
Deeply Rooted: Knowing Self, Growing in God
From page 41 of Deeply Rooted: Knowing Self, Growing in God by Christopher Maricle. Copyright © 2016 by The Upper Room. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Upper Room Books. Learn more about or purchase this book.
What talents or gifts do you have? Share your thoughts.
Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit.
—1 Corinthians 12:4, NRSV
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