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Five Lessons from the Parable of the Talents

  Jesus gave a parable in Matthew 25:14-30 where he tells the story of 3 bags of gold, and the 3 employees he entrusted them to. This parable taught me important values I've learned to trust and lean on in the workplace.  Looking at the first verse in the parable, verse 14, establishes the setting and relationship between the main characters (the boss and his employees).  The boss was leaving for a certain time, the business needed to continue in his temporary absence, and…

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Lessons from the rich fool

YOLO or You-Only-Live-Once, is a trending catch phrase among the youths nowadays. This term speaks of indulging on what you want to do because you don’t know when your life will end. It may sound optimistic but the true meaning conveys a most dangerous appeal. In the Parable of the Rich Fool (Luke 12:13-21, NIV), Jesus Christ tells the story of a rich ruler, harshly calling him a fool because this man had a YOLO attitude. In Luke 12:19 (NIV),…

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