Upon his return after “a long time,” the master discovered not only how industrious his servants were but also how they regarded him. The third servant lived in fear and regarded him as “hard,” leading the servant to have as little to do as possible with the master and his money. The other two servants didn’t have to verbalize their opinion of their master. They imitated what the master would have done. While the third servant clearly didn’t share the master’s values, the other two took up his mission and were thus thoroughly prepared “to share his joy.”
While we wait for “our Master,” Jesus Christ to return, do we imitate Him and share is values?