In the Epistle, St Paul talks about spiritual gifts which come from the Holy Ghost. They are wonderful, they are powerful, they are real, and they are for us to use. We’ve grown to the point where we can make use of them for our benefit, and so we have such gifts as part of our many blessings.
But look at the Gospel, and the story of Jesus crying over Jerusalem. Never was a city so blessed, and never was a city so unaware of the blessings with which they were entrusted!
Some thoughts on how we need to use our gifts!