James C. Seymour, Jr. (New York)
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I was afraid, and I went and hid your talent in the ground. Here you have what is yours. - Matthew 25:25 (NRSV)
Our interim pastor recently preached a sermon on the Parable of the Talents that helped me realize its fuller meaning. Because I had always looked at this parable only in terms of money, I could not understand why the master was so angry at the servant who hid his talent....
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