This morning, when we met together with the church, no one specifically was scheduled to teach, but the whole church knew that we would be discussing Matthew 25:14-30. Several people spoke about different aspects of this passage often called “The Parable of the Talents.” While I cannot assume to know people’s motives, it seemed that everyone was interested in understanding the passage and helping others understand the Scriptures so that we could all live according to it. It was a great example of community interpretation.
This is how my friend Gary summarized the passage (paraphrasing):
Everything that God gives to us we should give back to him so that he can grow his kingdom through us… and don’t fear.
What do you think?