Epiphany 3 - Year C
1 Corinthians 12:12-31a
Jesus was filled with the power of Gift.
You are filled with the power of Gift.
OK, there are varieties of gifts, but, please, with Gift there is no way to measure a greater gift from a lesser gift. Don't bother going there or striving there.
If striving is to be done, may it be that we strive to claim our Gift in this moment so that, "Today my Gift is being fulfilled through . . . ." is our rallying cry. When two or three are fulfilling their Gifts together, community is formed and prayers are responded to.
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Those interested in such as a Gift coming-of-age book would do well to follow the Annals of the Western Shore series by Ursula Le Guin: Gifts, Voices, and Powers.