"In the same way, the one who had received two talents made two more talents." (Matthew 25:17)
I've been learning some new things this past summer and fall. No, I don't mean the learning to cook - although I have learned more cooking skills. I mean with my knitting I have learned some new techniques. I have been knitting for over 60 years, love sharing the "how to" as well as finished products, but had never even thought of these new techniques. I admit to some confusion, while learning the process, and a need to NOT be interrupted while learning (and practicing) the new technique.
The Gospel reading is from the Parable of the "Talents." Some translations use "silver" or "gold" in place of the "talents." Many of us have looked at this parable with the idea of the landowner giving his servants "money" but I would like to look at this from a different perspective. Look at it from the perspective of God giving each of us a "talent," a gift - something we LOVE to do (like we spoke of a couple of weeks ago). In a lot of cases it is probably something we have been doing for many years -- maybe not over 60 but then again maybe even longer. The first two servants have "grown" the "talents" given them (vs. 16 & 17) and the third servant "went off, dug a hole in the ground and hid his master's money (talent)." (v. 18)
Which are we? Are we the servants who have "grown" the talent, or gifts, God has given us? Or have we ignored, or buried, them?
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