The Parable of Talents is often cited as a chapter of teaching on stewardship and fruitfulness. However, there is an important principle that we miss and that is the rewards of risks. The one who took risks got rewarded, while the one who was afraid to risk got rebuked. Risking is what living by faith is all about. In a culture where there’s often shame attached to failure, we must not allow fear to prevent us from taking risks. May we be defined by the courage to take risks for the Kingdom of God!