In This Thing Together

As I read the parable of the talents yet again, a different question came to mind. Why didn’t the two servants with 5 and 2 talents help the servant with one talent? Why didn’t those servants with the gift of investing have a conversation with the servant with one talent and say “Hey – if you put your money in this commodity you may make a little something, turn a profit.” Or, why didn’t the servant with one talent go to one of the other two servants and ask for some advise on what they planned to do with the talents the landowner gave to them? After all communication is a two way street. Many have preached that the servant with one talent acted out of fear and that’s true. However, why didn’t the other two servants work to encourage him out of that fear? The point I’m trying to make is that all three servants were in the same situation, in the same field, working for the same master. Are we or are we not in this thing together?

Therefore encourage one another and build up each other… 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11