Primate: the Lord gives us talents for us to grow

His Beatitude Metropolitan of Kyiv and all Ukraine Onufry

Talent gives us the Lord in order that we have them buried in the ground, and that we are spiritually perfected, says his Beatitude Metropolitan Onufry.

The person who incorrectly applies their talents and not develop them, becoming a “dumb creature.” This was said by his Beatitude Metropolitan of Kyiv and all Ukraine Onufry in his Sunday sermon at the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra, according to Information-enlightenment Department of the UOC.

The Primate compared talent with the seed that the Lord planted in every man, and man must cultivate it to receive the fruits of the spirit. According to the Lord, using the talents we have to “teach myself to pray, to forgive, to tolerate, to love, to thank God, to praise God and to repent before God.”

“Physical talents I have to use not only to earn bread, and so my feet carried me to the temple to get my hands doing good to one’s neighbour. If I don’t use their talents, physical strength, and lie around… won’t be able to action weight. Also, if the person who received from God the talent to sing beautifully and will not develop your voice, this gift will wither, fade… Talents given to us not for we are not buried in the ground, and in order that through them we returned to the Christian virtues,” said Metropolitan Christopher.

Metropolitan Onufry added that Christian virtues “will lead him to eternal salvation in Heaven.” The Lord explained: “If man correctly uses your talents, it becomes able to accept his gift of eternal life. For all the Lord has prepared eternal life, but not all are able to fit in. For this you have to prepare, and this preparation happens through the use of their talents”.

His Beatitude, the Archbishop concluded that when we properly use their talents, at the end of his earthly life will be able to meet with the Lord. “Then we come to the threshold of eternity, we’ll meet face to face with his Savior and God – and hear the blessed voice: “Good and faithful servant! In thou hast been faithful, over many things I will set thee; enter into the joy of thy Lord” (Matt. 25: 21). That is, come into the life for which God created man that the Lord brought us through His incarnation in which the Lord is waiting for us in Heaven,” said the Archbishop.

As reported by PWC, informed his Beatitude, Metropolitan Onufry called on all people to use their talents to glorify God, to reconciliation with God and with each other.


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