Use or Lose

    An Eastern allegory runs thus: A merchant, going abroad for a time, gave respectively to two of his friends two sacks of wheat each, to take care of against his return. Years passed. When he came back, he applied for them again.

    The first took him into a storehouse, and showed his his sacks; but they were mildewed and worthless.

    The other led him out into the open country, and pointed to field after field of waving wheat, the produce of the two sacks given him.

    Said the merchant: "You have been a faithful friend. Give me two sacks of that wheat; the rest shall be thine."

    Let us put to good use the talents God has given us.