Parable of the Talents: Let’s Sort Out the Talents

One of the reasons this parable is popular is also the reason for the prevailing lack of understanding of what Jesus is saying in it. What we make talent to mean keeps us from seeing what the parable is actually showing us.

To us, a talent is something someone is especially good at doing. It’s a sort of natural or psychological endowment that sets one apart from others.

However, these meanings are wrong both in the historical sense of the word and the context of what Jesus is telling us in this parable. As a matter of course, it means … Read the rest

‎The Programmer, The Prince & The Property Owner

The Programmer

You own the software business. You built it with all you have and now, it has hit hard times. Or maybe you’re just wise enough to realize that it might be either sooner or later but you’d hit the nadir nonetheless and there’s no guarantee of rebounding. However, you want what you have to survive. You want to find a way to sail through whatever would come, no matter how hard it could hit.

You know what you need is an expert to handle things for you, so you advertised the post and applications came in.

“I learnt … Read the rest

Parable of the Talents: Let’s Sort Out the Servant

Then he who had received the one talent came and said, ‘Lord, I knew you to be a hard man, reaping where you have not sown, and gathering where you have not scattered seed. And I was afraid, and went and hid your talent in the ground. Look, there you have what is yours,’” (Matthew 25:24-25, NKJV).

We need to understand this servant’s issue. I mean, what stung him in the unmentionable that made him not to have the perception the other two servants have of their master? Or he had but lost it?

The lost son thought of … Read the rest