God blesses us in perpetuity with gifts; we can do the same for friends and strangers
By Renae Bauer
“Without cost you have received; without cost you are to give.” ~ Mt 10:8
For the Apostles, this statement from Jesus in Sunday’s Gospel is a reminder that God has blessed them with gifts to be shared. No apostle earned or worked his way to the gifts of healing and teaching. There was no quid pro quo.
Knowing this, with what gifts has God blessed me? Do I recognize them? Do I withhold them, particularly from people I judge as undeserving? Or do I share the gifts without cost or expecting something in return?