Jesus spoke these words to us in the parable of the talents in response to the servant who used his talents wisely. We all want to hear God say these words to us at the end of our life.
Our Catholic Community of St. Charles and St. Joseph-St. Mary has a long history of serving those in need both within our congregations and as outreach to the wider community. Free dinners, mission trips, service projects, food drives and our Good Samaritan Fund are all examples of ongoing efforts serving those in need.
The goal of the Faithful Servant Initiative is to answer God’s call to serve those in need by sharing our talents in performing corporal works of mercy. The Faithful Servant Initiative is designed to encourage and empower more of us to be God’s hands and feet on earth.
Some of you are already volunteering in these ministries or as a volunteer serving outside of our faith community. Thank God for you and God bless you! There is still more to be done and many of us are still standing on the sidelines.
No one can do everything but everyone can do something.
Mother Teresa said it best:
“I never look at the masses as my responsibility; I look at the individual. I can only love one person at a time – just one, one, one. Maybe if I didn’t pick up that one person, I wouldn’t have picked up forty-two thousand. The same thing goes for you, the same thing in your family, the same thing in your church, your community. Just begin-one, one, one.”
Think about how God has blessed you, the talents and interests and the heart he has given you. Then continue to the Faithful Servant Initiative website and listen to the Holy Spirit speak to you.