The Letter to the Ephesians beautifully illustrates how we are directed to live according to the manner of our call to follow Jesus Christ. Simply put, if we have been given gifts, then may we joyfully offer them to the Lord!
Both the Letter to the Ephesians and the Gospel of Matthew offer insights into how the Lord calls us (with all our imperfections) in various ways, giving us the grace we need for the work entrusted to our care.
We have been chosen by God to offer our lives for service in the world. Our actions will be unique to our own particular qualities, gifts, talents and opportunities…but when we do so the Lord will take our offering and bless it with power.
As Jesus calls and empowers the Twelve to be Apostles, we see how the Lord continues to work in our lives…calling us to follow and then sending us into the world to proclaim the Good News of the Kingdom of Heaven.