“And so he that had received five talents came and brought other five talents, saying, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me five talents: behold, I have gained beside them five talents more.” St. Christopher has captured the essence of this verse from the Bible with his life. He was a huge man and he used his size and strength by assisting people to cross a dangerous river, where they were perishing in the attempt. This service pleased Christ so much that the Saint even carried Christ once in his life. He used his talents which were size and strength to please the Lord by doing good for other people to the point that he received from the Christ: “Well done, thou good and faithful servant” So are we doing the same? Are we using our talents to help others and even improve ourselves to the point that we please the Lord? Or are we like the other servant, “the LAZY servant”? Are we inactive physically and emotionally? Are we slothful? Are we wasting our talents (e.g. our minds, our hearts, our bodies)? Please let’s remove from our lives laziness and sloth and use our talents like St. Christopher.
Personal testimonies to Dr. Nick Stergiou