Parable in Practice

From The Week magazine in the "It wasn't all bad" section, just inside the cover [My comments in brackets]:

Six months ago, Rev. Michael Eden of the St. Peter and St. Mary's Church in Stowmarket, England, decided to raise money to repair the 14th-century structure. Invoking the biblical story of the talents, Eden distributed about $18 apiece to 90 parishioners [That's about $1,620 - salguod], hoping they would "go forth and multiply." They did just that, returning with more than $9,200 [That's about $102 each - salguod]. One congregant used the money to buy baking ingredients, and made more than $750 selling cakes and scones. Another earned $138 by selling scarfs made from wool she bought. "God gives us all sorts of things," observed Eden, "but does not expect us to waste them and do nothing."
Pretty cool, eh? I would have loved to hear his charge when handing out the money.

Oh, and I wonder, did anyone come back with only $18 after hiding it in a hole in the ground?

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What a great idea! It's similar to the idea of microloans. Thanks for the find.



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