John invites us to think about the Parable of Talents in Matthew 25:14-30  from several perspectives, reminding us that when we can hold those perspectives rather than looking for the one right way of reading it, we will gain a deeper understanding of all Jesus in inviting us to.
He suggests that one we to read this that the Parable of the Talents invites us into the utterly outrageous gift of God’s mercy, love, life; and urgently requires us to live riskily and extravagantly that beatitudes might come to be. But maybe it also offers us the third servant as the "hero" of the story?

What do the talents represent for us, and how might we live them?

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