Long ago, a talent meant a unit of weight. Later, a talent constituted a group of coins worth more than a thousand dollars. Today, talent means ability.
Let’s get to the story.
A master gave talents to three different servants, the cold, hard, moolah-kind-of-talents.
Dig, dig, dig.
Cover, cover, cover.
When the master returned, he celebrated the two servants who used their talents to create more, and the master gave those two servants wealth and responsibility. Then, the master condemned the third servant who foolishly buried the gift he received, and gave him a shove out the door.
Now, let’s discuss our talents, the ability-kind-of-talents.
You know what I’m talking about, the gifts that make you, well, you.
Are you gifted with people? Finances?
Are you an encourager? A dedicated petitioner of prayers?
Do you build relationships or do you build art?
And now the big question: Do you use the talents God gives you, or are you like that shovel-carrying third servant?