Risk. In the Parable of the Talents (Matthew 25:14-30) the servant with one bag hid what had been entrusted to him because he didn’t want to lose it. Ultimately, he lost it anyway to the servant with ten bags. He wasn’t disadvantaged because he only had one bag. All three servants were equal in that they were entrusted with amounts according to their ability. The servant with one bag was disadvantaged because he let risk scare him into paralysis. Then what he didn’t want to lose, he lost anyway. If fear keeps you from trying, loss is certain. In this respect, the biggest risk is not taking any. Our choices are really try or fail, because it is only after roads are paved through trying, that success can find a place to land. 

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