The Parable of the Talents: An Ironic Call to Worship

“For to all those who have, more will be given, and they will have an abundance; but from those who have nothing, even what they have will be taken away.”

We live in a world where our wealth is often made at the cost of the less fortunate.

“For to all those who have, more will be given, and they will have an abundance; but from those who have nothing, even what they have will be taken away.”

We live in a world where our possessions, status, and privilege warps our perception and hides the anguish, need, and hurt of our neighbors.

“For to all those who have, more will be given, and they will have an abundance; but from those who have nothing, even what they have will be taken away.”

We often reap what we do not sow through the exploitation of natural resources.



Lord, have mercy!

Inspire us to share our wealth and possessions like the earliest of Christians, 
fostering a community of justice and hospitality.

Christ, have mercy!

Cleanse our perception of the world, so that we can clearly see those who are in need and have compassion.

Lord, have mercy!

Humble us and make us more aware to how our actions have an impact in creation.



Glory to God, the creating, dancing, loving Trinity, who lives and stewards creation alongside us, and who will be with us forever, and ever. Amen.


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