In today’s Gospel, Jesus says that God gives us gifts to be used for the kingdom, the greatest of which is life itself. It is his intention that each of us will take this priceless possession and use it according to his plan. Life is a divine-human partnership. God provides the capital, we do the investing. He has given us all the freedom we need to make these investments, but all our investments are under his judgement and at one point we will have to give an accounting of the gifts he has given us.