Risk averse in invitation?

We are in a low risk age. Even the word risk is risky to use when floating a new idea. But Soren Kierkegaard said “without risk faith is impossible’ Jesus told a story about risk. The parable in Matthew 25:14-30 tells of a master who was leaving his home to travel, and before going entrusted his property to his servants. One servant receives five talents, the second two talents, and the third one talent, according to their respective abilities. Returning after a long absence, the master asks his servants for an accounting. The first two servants explain that they have each put their money to work and doubled the value of the property they were entrusted with, and so they are each rewarded. The third servant, however, has merely hidden his talent in a hole in the ground, and is punished. For that servant it was better not to try than to risk losing. Many people say I cannot invite my friend because I risk losing their friendship….. Put your faith in God to work and invite someone today to take a closer look at Christ and his church.

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