Gifts Are Meant to Serve Others
1 Corinthians 10:24; 12:7; 1 Peter 4:10–11
Whatever we obtain from the Lord is granted on the condition of our employing it for the common good of the Church, and, therefore, the legitimate use of all our gifts is a kind and liberal communication of them with others. There cannot be a surer rule, nor a stronger exhortation to the observance of it, than when we are taught that all the endowments that we possess are divine deposits entrusted to us for the very purpose of being distributed for the good of our neighbor.
John Calvin (1509 – 1564)