Each one of us is a kind of “investment” made by God.
The Lord made his riskiest, most important financial transaction when he created us. We are God’s most precious “investment”. Each one of us is an immeasurable asset. We are all different, each person’s knowledge is unique, and we have different qualities and possibilities like the servants in the parable who didn’t receive the same number of talents.
But we are all immensely valuable. None of us should feel inferior to others, living with a pessimistic attitude or letting envy take root in our hearts. None of us should consider ourselves so poor that we can’t give something that will enrich others and make the world a better place. None of us should feel so helpless that we can’t ask ourselves what our mission in life is and commit ourselves to doing what no one else could do if they took our place. We are all invaluable.
Silvio José Báez, O.C.D.
Auxiliary Bishop of Managua
Homily, 15 November 2020 (excerpt)