Our gifts are not our possessions. Our individual gifts have been temporarily entrusted to us. We are to be “stewards” of our gifts, not possessors. If we don’t learn about our temporary stewardship of our gifts earlier in life, we will learn later in life… because our gifts are fleeting. We’re to use our God-given gifts not to lord over one another but to serve one another.
-Br. Curtis Almquist, SSJE