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Matthew 25:14-30

2014-11-12 — “And the master replied to that slave, ‘Comic strips eh? You’ve spent all this time drawing comic strips?’”

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BIBLE PASSAGE — “For it is as if a man, going on a journey, summoned his slaves and entrusted his property to them; to one he gave five talents, to another two, to another one, to each according to his ability. Then he went away. The one who had received the five talents went off at once and traded with them, and made five more talents. In the same way, the one who had the two talents made two more talents. But the one who had received the one talent went off and dug a hole in the ground and hid his master’s money. After a long time the master of those slaves came and settled accounts with them. Then the one who had received the five talents came forward, bringing five more talents, saying, ‘Master, you handed over to me five talents; see, I have made five more talents.’ His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and trustworthy slave; you have been trustworthy in a few things, I will put you in charge of many things; enter into the joy of your master.’ And the one with the two talents also came forward, saying, ‘Master, you handed over to me two talents; see, I have made two more talents.’ His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and trustworthy slave; you have been trustworthy in a few things, I will put you in charge of many things; enter into the joy of your master.’ Then the one who had received the one talent also came forward, saying, ‘Master, I knew that you were a harsh man, reaping where you did not sow, and gathering where you did not scatter seed; so I was afraid, and I went and hid your talent in the ground. Here you have what is yours.’ But his master replied, ‘You wicked and lazy slave! You knew, did you, that I reap where I did not sow, and gather where I did not scatter? Then you ought to have invested my money with the bankers, and on my return I would have received what was my own with interest. So take the talent from him, and give it to the one with the ten talents. 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. As for this worthless slave, throw him into the outer darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’ — Proper 28, Series A

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  1. Russell Pape — 959 days ago #

    Whether shouted from the mountaintop, or whispered in the gentle breeze, the Gospel is proclaimed and equally effective! Thanks Jim!

  2. Jim — 959 days ago #

    You’re most welcome Russ. Blessings to you!
    Jim

  3. Sally Rowan — 959 days ago #

    I hope that last frame doesn’t mean you’re thinking of/planning to retire this strip? It’s delightful, and says so much in such a small space.
    This was a guaranteed laugh each week when I had a post-op depression after successful surgery. Not the only laugh, but a good one.
    It was some time later that a minister at a healing retreat said that depression can follow even good changes, because the change can leave an empty spot, kind of like a vacuum. Don’t rush “back to normal,” give your body time to fully recover – hold off on the hiking and running; fill the hole with the Gospel, prayer (solo and with others), etc.
    And both Agni, Day and Dei. ;-)

  4. Jim — 959 days ago #

    Not to worry Sally.
    After 15 years, it’s a habit we can’t kick

    and great advice
    Thanks
    Jim

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