Mark Groleau brought an incredible message today (don’t miss the powerpoint) …
You know that story Jesus told? Commonly called The Parable of the Talents? The one where the “good and faithful servants” bring the king his money with interest, but one lazy servant returns it “as-is” and gets excommunicated in shame?
And the “king” is God and the “lazy servant” could be you and you better not eff up like that guy did or else your ass is grass on Judgment Day and “to everyone who has, more will be given, but from the one who has not, even what he has will be taken away” and that’s the way God made it… or something?
Yeah… no. In the words of Inigo Montoya: I do not think it means what you think it means.
Christianity has done it again with this one: made Jesus’ villain the hero and his hero the villain. And of course it would! Because the searing indictment Jesus intended from this story is far too threatening to the established order and to the power-brokers who establish that order.
So… do you wanna be on Team King – or Team Servant? Careful! It’s a trick question posed by the master of trick questions.
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