The parable of the talents is a good example of a parable in Christianity.  In the parable of the talents. In its shortest form, man gives money to three servants. Two use it to make more and one buried it. When he gets back, he’s happy with the two who made profit and angry with the one who did not.  There are several interpretations I’ve heard of the parable of the talents, all similar but sometimes very distinct.  Productive use of your natural abilities, opportunities and resources given to us by God; But this can mean very different things depending on the emphasis:  So if you are a talented musician, you should be the best musician you can. But it can also mean, make money at being a musician if that is your God-given talent. Or it can mean share your ability as far and wide as you can.  Very different outcomes and interpretations. This is what makes it a good parable; it is powerful and even debated. 

The parable of the talents is a good example of a parable in Christianity.
In the parable of the talents. In its shortest form, man gives money to three servants. Two use it to make more and one buried it. When he gets back, he’s happy with the two who made profit and angry with the one who did not.

There are several interpretations I’ve heard of the parable of the talents, all similar but sometimes very distinct.

Productive use of your natural abilities, opportunities and resources given to us by God;

But this can mean very different things depending on the emphasis:

So if you are a talented musician, you should be the best musician you can. But it can also mean, make money at being a musician if that is your God-given talent. Or it can mean share your ability as far and wide as you can.

Very different outcomes and interpretations. This is what makes it a good parable; it is powerful and even debated.

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