“For it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted to them his property. To one he gave five talents, to another two, to another one, to each according to his ability. Then he went away. He who had received the five talents went at once and traded with them, and he made five talents more. So also he who had the two talents made two talents more. But he who had received the one talent went and dug in the ground and hid his master’s money. Now after a long time the master of those servants came and settled accounts with them. And he who had received the five talents came forward, bringing five talents more, saying, ‘Master, you delivered to me five talents; here I have made five talents more.’ His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.’”- Matthew 25:14-21
Grady Howe certainly knows something about investing talents. He was captain of his UCLA soccer team and now plays for the Orange County Blues. Grady visited TeWinkle Intermediate School to share his story with the students and to remind them that God wants to use their talents. “Whatever it is that you are interested in,” he said,” whether it is, soccer, science, music, whatever it is, God wants to use your passion to glorify himself.” Grady encouraged the students to remember that God is always with them and that he wants to be a part of every moment of their lives. If you put God first and focus on your relationship with him, Grady explained, then God can use you for his awesome plan!