I'm not a fan of dirt under my fingernails, or even the sensation of dirt on my hands at all. But there was time, not very long ago, that I walked around with dirt on my hands, just hoping no one would notice it. I knew it was there; I knew why it was there. But I definitely hid it from everyone. The last thing I wanted to do was talk about what I had been doing (or not doing) that made my hands so dirty.
Followers of Jesus have been entrusted with talents and tasks. So what do we do with them? How do we use them in a way that will please our Master?