Theme: MANAGING RESOURCES EFFECTIVELY.
Text: “His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.” – Matthew 25:21.
Comment: The parable of the talents and its full interpretation as told by Jesus Christ is in Mathew 25:14-30. A master gave out his resources called “talents”, or money to his servants, while he embarked on a long journey. On his return, he called the servants to give account of their stewardship. Two of the servants effectively managed the talents given them. They were called “faithful” and were not only commended for being fruitful, they were also given more talents for further growth as reward for good management. The last servant did not do like the first two. He only “digged in the earth, and hid the lord’s money”. He did not put it to use and did not increase it. That was poor management of his master’s resources. He was reprimanded for not being diligent.
Successful stewards bring growth and increase of the resources under their charge, leading frequently to their being entrusted with even more assets and greater responsibilities. We are expected to do more than conserving the resources entrusted on us. We also need to go the extra mile to make them flourish and increase. St. Paul declared that he strived to ensure that the powers given to him by God he uses them for edification and not for destruction. – 2 Corinthians 13:10.