I knew that you were a harsh man…. Matthew 25:14-30 Fear, disappointment and judgment will cause anyone of us to focus on the pain rather than focus on the goal. I am convinced that this parable isn’t so much about being enslaved because we are all slaves to something. Rather, I think it is more about God’s desire for us to focus on the gift, however great or small. Each of us has a passion for something. When we discover what that passion is, it is our responsibility to look for ways to give it life. Much like anything that is planted, the passion needs to be nurtured by our faith in God, in order to grow. If we are too focused on the external environments that sometimes work against us, we limit our opportunities to experience God’s grace and glory in our lives. Go For It! God’s love for us is greater than our fears.