Today’s Gospel is a parable about a master who entrusts his servants with his property before going on a journey. To one servant, he gives five talents, to another: two, and to the third: one. The first two servants invest their talents and double their value, while the third servant buries his talent in the ground. When the master returns, he praises the first two servants for their faithfulness and rewards them with more responsibilities. However, he condemns the third servant for his inactivity and takes away his talent. The parable teaches us that we should use our God-given talents to serve Him and others, rather than burying them in the ground. It also reminds us that we will be held accountable for how we use our talents12
The parable of the talents is a call to action for Christians to use their gifts and abilities to serve God and others. It is a reminder that we are stewards of the resources that God has given us and that we will be held accountable for how we use them. The parable also teaches us that we should not be afraid to take risks and invest in the kingdom of God. We should not be content with simply maintaining the status quo, but should seek to grow and expand the kingdom of God.
Today’s Gospel passage is a powerful reminder of our responsibility to use our God-given talents to serve Him and others. It is a call to action for Christians to invest in the kingdom of God and to take risks for the sake of the gospel. May we be faithful stewards of the resources that God has given us and use them to bring glory to His name
The Lord be with you.
And with your spirit.
A reading from the Gospel according to Matthew 25:14-30
Glory to you, O Lord
Jesus spoke this parable to his disciples:
“ The kingdom of heaven is like a man on his way abroad who summoned his servants and entrusted his property to them. To one he gave five talents, to another two, to a third is one; each in proportion to his ability. Then he set out. The man who had received the five talents promptly went and traded with them and made five more. The man who had received two made two more in the same way. But the man who had received one went off and dug a hole in the ground and hid his master’s money. Now a long time after, the master of those servants came back and went through his accounts with them.
The man who had received the five talents came forward bringing five more. “Sir,” he said “you entrusted me with five talents; here are five more that I have made.” His master said to him, “Well done, good and faithful servant; you have shown you can be faithful in small things, I will trust you with greater; come and join in your master’s happiness”.
The Gospel of the Lord. Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.