After reading today’s second reading from St. Paul’s Letter to the Corinthians, I ask all of us: What do we have to offer? We should never think that what we have to offer is insignificant. We should never think our part is too little. We should never reduce ourselves to a simple number.

The Body of Christ needs every part, every person, to fulfill his or her role in life so that God’s plan can be victorious over the powers of evil. Perhaps you work hard at making a life as husband and wife. Maybe you spend endless hours molding your children. Or you wonder what part of checking fifth grade math homework has in the grand scheme of life. The love, the care, and the encouragement you give to that fifth grader or anyone else you meet helps that person to be the person God wants him or her to be.

Use your talents, gifts and abilities to let people see where God is leading us all.