Imagine, you have been given a fortune. More money than you could make in twenty lifetimes.
Actually, you haven’t been “given” it as much as it has been entrusted to you by another–your boss.
What would you do?
In Jesus’ parable of the talents (Matthew 25:14-30 ), he tells a story about a master who does that with three of his servants.
The first two double what was entrusted to them, but the third is some combination of fearful and lazy so he buries his.
The investors are rewarded and invited to celebrate, while the non-risk taker is cast out.
There are mountains of theories and interpretations for this story.
For me it boils down to this: