Matthew 25: 14-30
© Hilary F. Marckx, all rights reserved
An alternative title would be:
“The Saga of the Play-It-Safe.”
Not taking risks,
not pushing the envelope as far as possible,
not attempting the impossible,
not going over the mountain,
not living full-out:
these seem, for the teller-of-parables,
to be the ultimate failure—disgrace.
So I ask you, me, what are the areas of
utter darkness in which we live,
because we are afraid of the risk?
If we have chosen comfort and security
over a dream, what is it that our
failure to live fully looks like, now?
And, if we have buried the treasure we were given,
and chosen a safety net that was really a tether,
to what are we tethered, and
how will we ever be free to soar?