It Takes a Village

Matt 25:14-30 The Parable of the Talents

“For it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted to them his property. To one he gave five talents, to another two, to another one, to each according to his ability. Then he went away. He who had received the five talents went at once and traded with them, and he made five talents more. So also he who had the two talents made two talents more. But he who had received the one talent went and dug in the ground and hid his master’s money. Now after a long time the master of those servants came and settled accounts with them. And he who had received the five talents came forward, bringing five talents more, saying, ‘Master, you delivered to me five talents; here, I have made five talents more.’ His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.’ And he also who had the two talents came forward, saying, ‘Master, you delivered to me two talents; here, I have made two talents more.’ His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.’ He also who had received the one talent came forward, saying, ‘Master, I knew you to be a hard man, reaping where you did not sow, and gathering where you scattered no seed, so I was afraid, and I went and hid your talent in the ground. Here, you have what is yours.’ But his master answered him, ‘You wicked and slothful servant! You knew that I reap where I have not sown and gather where I scattered no seed? Then you ought to have invested my money with the bankers, and at my coming I should have received what was my own with interest. So take the talent from him and give it to him who has the ten talents. For to everyone who has will more be given, and he will have an abundance. But from the one who has not, even what he has will be taken away. And cast the worthless servant into the outer darkness. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’

When reading the above passage “To one he gave five talents, to another two, to another one, to each according to his ability, stands out.” Some may excel at multiple abilities or have multiple talents, and while others may have less they excel in their God given talents. It’s how those talents are used for God’s glory and how you shared your talents with others to meet a common goal or need.

For example: If you’re building a home made of wood you need someone to plant trees, someone else to chop them down, another to transport the lumber, another to cut the wood, an architect to design the home, a team of people to build the home, someone else to clean up the debris, a garbage collector to remove the debris, and on and on.

As The Mercy Table continues to partner with other organizations in Fortville, Indiana and Anderson, Indiana and the needs of our communities are continually being shared with us. We know you have many choices to donate and contribute to and we’re glad so many of you have chosen The Mercy Table as one of those places. We are doing our best to share our resources with other organizations when possible and if you would like to you can now visit our “Needs” page at https://themercytable.net/specific-needs/.

At The Mercy Table we understand you might be the one with the need so we also have a “Resource” page at https://themercytable.net/hancock-and-madison-county-resources/. If there isn’t a resource listed that you may find yourself or someone you know is in need of please contact us at we’ll do our best to either meet the need or find someone who can.

We are praying for each of you, those who contribute and those who have a need alike. It takes a village to be willing to share our resources to meet the needs of our communities right where they’re at.

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