On Tuesday night, I had the privilege of attending the certificate of completion ceremony and fiesta of English Together Cohort 6. As I have been lifting up, this program is an opportunity to coach immigrant adults in workplace English. No need for knowing Spanish, just a desire to help. It is a ten-week commitment for one hour a weeknight to meet with the learner on Zoom.
At the certificate ceremony, I got to meet my learner and her children while sharing a meal together. There were other coaches and learners with their families and friends attending. As each learner received their certificate of completion, there were picture opportunities and rounds of applause, smiles, and pride in accomplishment. It was fulfilling and, I believe, a use of talent.
We all have talents. What are yours? Are you using them to their fullest potential, or are you burying them – afraid or unwilling to share them? Whatever the case, take the risk and be part of the manifesting of God’s realm here on earth.
This Sunday, we will be reflecting upon Matthew 25:14-30 – you guessed it, the Parable of the Talents. I look forward to seeing you on Balclutha or on Zoom at 10 am. Take a risk and invite a friend.
Rev. Michael Cronin