The Talents God Gives You
Matthew 25 shows what happens when you use your talents well…and when you don’t.
In this week’s News from Headquarters video, Rosary Army founder Greg Willits talks about times we didn’t always invest our talents well, and what we can do about it in the future.
Pioneers in Catholic New Media
Over the years, Rosary Army has played a critical role in establishing catholic podcasting and video, launching programs in the infancy of YouTube in 2006, and was the very first catholic organization in the world to use podcasting technology
We played a role (along with our good friends at StarQuest) in the first Catholic new media conference, which brought together people from EWTN, SiriusXM’s The Catholic Channel, publishing, Catholics Come Home, Catholic Mom, CatholicTV, Catholic Answers, and more.
This is significant – not as a brag – but because it shows that Jesus and Mary have great plans for this apostolate.
Wins and Loses
As Rosary Army’s founder, this is very personal for me.
Not just because of the accomplishments, but because of the failures along the way.
Where I’ve failed at times — and more times than I’d like to admit — is in not always believing big and in having a faith that is too small.
In Mark’s Gospel, Jesus says, “Do not fear, only believe.” (Mark 5:36).
Ironically, one of my biggest fears is of Rosary Army becoming too big.
What if we get more Rosary requests than we can handle?
What if we can’t pay for everything?
What if we start on new projects and realize we have no idea what we’re doing?
Running from Jesus
The truth is, I’ve run from what Jesus has placed in front of us.
In the Parable of Talents from Matthew 25, we see the positive impact for us and others by making difficult choices and taking some risks, all for a greater good.
But we also see the downsides of being overly cautious, especially when it leads to paralyzing fear.
As I mention in this week’s video, there have been years where we put the brakes on new initiatives and growth for Rosary Army.
“We’re doing enough,” we’d say. “We can’t handle any more.”
Every time we’ve given into the temptation of thoughts like these, we’ve seen negative side effects in multiple ways: our prayer lives stagnate, we lose passion, people lose interest in praying.
But each and every time we’ve heeded God’s call to be bold, to have faith, to trust and go deep, He is infinitely merciful and faithful in return, bringing blessings upon us, this ministry, and those to whom we seek to help.
The world needs the Rosary now more than ever
In his letter, Rosarium Virginis Mariae, Pope St. John Paul II implored the world’s faithful to confidently pick up the Rosary once again.
This is what Rosary Army helps people to do. Through all of our resources, but especially through making, praying, and giving away all-twine knotted Rosaries and encouraging others to do the same, we’ve seen the peace that comes to people’s lives.
So I’m pleading with you today for two things:
First off, we need your prayers. Please pray in these ways:
- For greater belief for all those directly involved with Rosary Army
- Pray that we reject fear and yield to faith
- Pray for clarity of purpose and direction, that we choose the right projects that help the most people meditate on the face of Jesus
- Pray for me, my wife and children, the makers and donors of Rosaries, those who hold this ministry up in prayers and financially support Rosary Army. Pray for those who receive Rosaries from us. Those who ask for our prayers, those who listen to our audios each day and watch our videos.
- And then pray this: God, how can I help Rosary Army in this mission right now?
Can you offer up a Rosary this week for this ministry? Then do that right now.
Your prayers are the first form of action.
Our core mission will always be to make, pray, and give away all-twine knotted rosaries
But when we meditate on the face of Christ, we can’t help but be called into action.
Secondly, can you financially support this apostolate?
If you’re already doing these things – especially if Rosary Army is on your daily prayer list, and if you’re one of our beloved benefactors who have sustained this humble ministry through financial support, then THANK YOU.
Please continue praying and donating.
If you’ve never given to Rosary Army, though, we humbly ask you to make a donation right now.
Jesus and Mary are asking us to put aside fear and yield to faith. In faith, I believe amazing things are happening and are going to happen in the days to come for this ministry.
I’m so glad you’re a part of this Rosary Army for Christ.
In Jesus through Mary,
Founder and Executive Director – Rosary Army
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