16 July 2007

The Parable of the Talents

Modified from Matthew 25:14-30 and Luke 19:11-27
The Master left for a time and told his followers to cultivate it and win him more followers. Before he left, he called in his followers to give them resources to invest for him. Too one, he gave great mental capacity. Too another, He gave great physical ability. Too another, He gave a great smile.
The one who had been given great mental capacity went out and studied God’s creation. He revealed many truths to the people and won 5,000 new followers. The one who had been given great physical ability went out and competed in the great sports of his time. He served as a role model and won 2,000 new followers. But the one who had been given the smile kept his face solemn and hid it.
Some time later, the Master came back and gathered his followers to see what they had accomplished. The one who had been given great mental capacity said, “Lord, your talents have won 5,000 followers.” His Master replied, “well done good and faithful servant. You have been faithful with a few things, I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share in your master’s happiness.”
The one with great physical ability came and said, “Lord, your talents have won 2,000 followers.” His Master replied, “well done good and faithful servant. You have been faithful with a few things, I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share in your master’s happiness.”
Then the one with the great smile came and said, “Lord, I know you are a hard Master, and I was afraid. So I hid your smile so that it would not be taken by evil men. See here is what belongs too you.”
His Mater replied, “You wicked, lazy servant! You should have at least put My smile on display and bring my joy to the world. At least then you could have of encouraged your brothers in hard times. Take the talent from him and give it to the one who I gave great mental capacity. For everyone who has will be given more, and he will have abundance. Whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken from him. And throw that worthless servant outside, into the darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”

1 comment:

Redwalldebater said...

wow... that's... wow

BTW I just caught up with everything, now that you've started updating again.

=D I love the Vista video!

How are things going for you? Haven't talked in a while.

ttyl!