Where Do We Begin?

Well done good and faithful servant... come and join in your master's happiness

Matthew 25:21
Proverbs 31:10-13,19-20,30-31; Psalms 128:1-5; 1Thessalonians 5:1-6; Matthew 25:14-30

Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote, “Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.” We are all born “wide-eyed,” so to speak. We delight in the enthusiastic wonder of an infant who hears the jingle of keys, or sees for the first time some colorful toy. Often we are inspired by persons of advanced years who still maintain a youthful air — a spirit of enthusiastic wonder for the blessings of life.

Jesus challenges us to a mightily enthusiastic response to His call to new life. And that is the very point Jesus makes in today’s Gospel Lesson: The Parable of the Silver Pieces …

This is the story of three servants who are entrusted with various sums of their master’s money to invest. One receives 5000 silver pieces. Another receives 2000. The third receives 1000. Jesus points out that each of the three men is given funds according to his ability. The first two men perform up to their respective capabilities. They invest the money wisely and,…

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