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The Parable of the Talents

An Allegory

By

Anthony J. Fejfar, B.A., J.D., Esq., Coif

© Copyright 2008 by Anthony J. Fejfar

A Wizard was going on a journey and before he left he called in his apprentices

and told them that he was going to give them certain talents or spiritual gifts to use while

he was gone. He said that he would return in five years.

To the first apprentice, the Wizard gave the talent of Intuition. To the second

appretice the Wizard gave the talent of creative writing. To the third apprentice, the

Wizard gave the talent of channeling. To the fourth apprentice the Wizard gave the talent

of woodworking. The Wizard then told his apprentices that he expected them to use

their talents well. And then he left of his journey.

While the Wizard was gone, the first apprentice used his Intuition to teach

metaphysics to a group of students. The second apprentice used his creative writing to

write and publish short stories with special meaning. The third apprentice used his

talent of channeling to spread vile gossip and to persecute the mentally ill. The fourth

apprentice used his wordworking talent to build and sell bookcases.

The Wizard returned from his journey at the end of five years and called in his

apprentice to give an accounting of what they had done with their talents. The Wizard

rewarded the first apprentice with ten gold pieces for using his talent of Intuition to teach

metaphysics. The Wizard rewarded his second apprentice with eight pieces of gold for

using his creative writing to write and publish short stories. The Wizard then turned the
third apprentice into a frog for using his talent of channeling to spread vile rumors and

persecute the mentally ill. Finally, the Wizard rewarded the fourth apprentice with seven

pieces of gold for building and selling bookcases.

Let those who can really hear this parable understand it and benefit from it.