Saturday, September 02, 2006

Hot, Warm, or Cold

It will be as when a man who was going on a journey called in his servants and entrusted his possessions to them. To one he gave five talents; to another, two; to a third, one--to each according to his ability. Then he went away. Matthew 25:14-15

This is a hard one, especially for those who are going through a purification process. And for many it is a rejoicing that they have received the worldly riches that they have come to know.

But remember this is a parable and not necessarily
what it is about. We have been accustomed to understand that it has to do with whether or not we take care of what we have as money and how we invest it. But what if it about love and how well we give it out to others. When we give love we receive love, but if we give it half way we only receive it half way in return. And when we don't give any love at all, we never receive it in return.

Since Jesus used parables, he used what would make sense to a world that lives off of the world. How else would it be possible to reach people who live according to what they make and how they treat others because of it.

When we love, we store much more in heaven than we do on earth, we truly are rich then. But not in the way of material wealth. Many would argue this is not what this parable is about, but when we think about it and what gifts we are given to love those around us, and how we use them or not use those gifts shows us how we take care of what has been entrusted to us. Love is a very special gift that we have and one that we often bury so others will not know of it.

In a sense we turned love into something that no one should feel today. It's not the in thing. And our young one's are seeking the physical love to replace a love that has been buried. Do we bury the love we have so others will not know we have this gift. Or do we invest it, and watch it grow.

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