“The news of the craftsmanship the Lord gave me at the industry reached Barcelona.  It is from here that some important personalities called my father and told him that it would be nice if we establish a company and put the factory into our account.  My father so much liked the idea because it would further contribute to the development of the factory…” (Aut 63).


The qualities you have, no matter which ones, including those technical ones for instance, were given to you as deposit (just to say it like this), that is and if you prefer, they have been given to you as gifts to make them bear fruit, to produce, to lent out…Congratulations for all these gifts and talents! They are your qualities! Begin by recognizing them and do it in a grateful manner.

It is not the time to be lazy and negligent at the time of bearing fruit or producing all those qualities you possess.  Now is the time, the time has come, to make them rentable at the highest, for your good, for the good of all who surround you, for the good of everybody.  But remember that, deep inside you are not the owner or the ultimate proprietor of all these, (your qualities).  Someone else has put them in you, and He has taught you so that with consistence, effort and responsibility you may make them bear maximum fruit as much as you can, according to your capacity and possibilities.

The qualities are yours, of course yes, but not as you think, because they do not belong to you…exclusively.  You must give account of all of them and you must do it before the Lord.  Surely the gratefulness, the recognition, the applause, the flattery, the felicitation…of all who surround you, your siblings and foreigners because of your talents, these will make you feel good.  Who doesn’t like recognition and praise from others?  These are good, but also try to be prudent and wise.  Let your heart not be overwhelmed by the felicitation from others no matter how sincere they may be (certainly they will be sincere), and don’t depend on them for your wellbeing, your happiness and your good sense.  Don’t place your heart to the recognition and congratulation that will carry you to be too much of a protagonist but believe deeply that you are not the unique and absolute owner of your talents.  Have you done something more from the talents you received?