I was touched recently by something the Pope said after being entertained by a group of break-dancers from Poland.
“Artistic talent is a gift from God and whoever discovers it in himself has a certain obligation: to know that he cannot waste this talent, but must develop it,” John Paul said.
One might be surprised, at first, that Pope John Paul was even watching break-dancers, let alone blessing break-dancers (of all things) after their performance. However when you realize these young people are using their unique God-given talents to raise funds for underprivileged children, you have to give them a big “thumbs up!”
Another thing to conclude from this blessing by the Pope is that no talent is too insignificant, too unusual, too unimportant or too common, or too “out of the question” to be used of God! For goodness sake! Break-dancing is also known as street dancing! How in the world could God ever use that? Well, apparently He does. And it’s helping children.
Think about your talent. Have you been under-estimating God’s opinion of your gifts? Could He be using you and your unique talent, if you’d let Him? See what these kids did and take notice! God even brought them, and their gifts, before the Pope! Click here to read the story.