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The Sin of Apathy

posted Nov 14, 2014, 10:28 PM by Risen Christ   [ updated Nov 14, 2014, 10:29 PM ]
16 November 2014 ( 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time )
The Sin of Apathy
The Master had given his three servants five, two and one talents respectively, the various amounts representing different degrees of responsibility. The first two servants with heavier responsibilities managed to double the amounts for their Master. Whereas the third with the lightest responsibility, did nothing with his talent and returned it to his Master untouched. What was really wrong with the third servant? It was bad enough that he was lazy and lacked initiative. But his biggest sin was his apathy. Even if he had no talent for business he could, at least, have deposited the money into the bank to earn interest. But he didn't. And he tried to justify himself to the Master: "I had heard you were a hard man, reaping where you had not sown and gathering where you had not scattered; so I was afraid ...". As Christians, we would do well to examine our own attitudes towards kingdom building.