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Christians must use their talents, Pope tells audience

November 14, 2011

The failure to use our talents is a serious rejection of God’s grace, Pope Benedict XVI told his midday audience on November 13.

“God calls each one of us to life and gives us talents, at the same time entrusting us with a mission to accomplish,” the Pope said in his meditation on the day’s Gospel, which recounted the Parable of the Talents. “It would be foolish to think that these gifts are our due, just as refusing to employ them would be to fail in the goal of our lives.”

The Pontiff said that the faithful should bear in mind that “the Lord will return and will wish to see in us the fruits of His love.”

Before concluding his audience, the Pope acknowledged that it was World Diabetes Day and asked for prayers for those who suffer from that disease, as well as those who care for them.


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