The Parable of the talents comes between two other parables in Matthew 25 -- the parable of the bridesmaids and the story of the sheep and the goats. We had some discussion today in Sunday school about what the parable of the talents means.
Is it about risk? Is God calling us to leave a passive faith and pick up an active faith.
One person in Sunday asked what the master in the story would have said if the first servant had taken a risk and lost it all - all 10 talents. Is it correct and believable to say that the master would have been more pleased with that servant that with the one who did not risk at all.
Do our lives honor the Christ who risked everything for us?