The human being approaches every situation with the satanic question, “What’s in it for me?” From there, we establish goals, define measurements, and declare success when we hit our numbers. This works great in the boardroom but hasn’t helped much with school shootings and truly, has no place in the Kingdom of the Heavens.
In the parable of the talents, the Master’s investment is measured, not in mammon, but as wisdom. In this sense, it can’t be counted like a membership roll or photographed like a tomb of stone—sorry—did I say tomb, I meant building project. Whether you have one person or one thousand in church on Sunday, there is only one Judge who can assess whether or not his investment has paid off, and it has nothing to with numbers or stones.
Richard and Fr. Marc discuss Matthew 25:28-30.
Episode 388 Matthew 25:28-30; Music:
Evening Fall (Harp) by Kevin MacLeod
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