24 “Then the servant with the one bag of silver came and said, ‘Master, I knew you were a harsh man, harvesting crops you didn’t plant and gathering crops you didn’t cultivate. 25 I was afraid I would lose your money, so I hid it in the earth. Look, here is your money back.’ – Mt 25:24
Jesus was telling a story of three servants. He gave one servant five bags of silver. That servant put it to use and earned five more. Another servant, he gave two bags. That servant also put it to use and earned two more. The last servant got one bag. He had no return. Why?
He was afraid he would lose.
I wonder what would have happened if he would have tried to put it to use but failed? What would the Master have said? I think he would have said “I am impressed that you tried. At least you were not so afraid that you didn’t even try.” The end result wouldn’t have been any worse than what actually happed to the guy (check that out by reading the rest of Mt 25).
This quote has been rocking me lately:
The great tragedy of the average man is that he goes to his grave with his music still in him. – Longfellow
My friend Shawn, put’s it well: Let’s get the music out of us. It may be pitiful music, but let’s get it out.
Here is what I would love to be said about you and I:
They were not afraid of losing.
They were afraid of not trying.
They were afraid of dying with the music still in them.
Get the music out. What do you have to lose?