A Love Story
Does The Parable of the Talents (Matthew 25:14-30) justify profit by any means? Does it justify paying poverty wages, cheating customers and other dishonest business practices as long as the profit is there? The parable is about the kingdom of heaven, so ought talents from God be used for dishonest worldly practices? The talents are spiritual gifts and the bonuses are given to those who are the most productive for the kingdom of heaven. When we deceive ourselves that we have greater value than others and then cheat our neighbors aren’t we really worldly and not spiritual? Does not the parable picture someone who produced the most in loving God and neighbor? Is not the greatest reward for the greatest obedience to the greatest command? Is not the greatest talent in the kingdom of heaven the capacity to love?