“From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded.”  Sound familiar? How about the Spider Man take on it: “With great power comes great responsibility”?

So, who said the first quote? Jesus, in Luke 12:48. He’s explaining a parable to his disciples. It’s the parable about the unfaithful steward, who is put in charge of the household but says to himself, “My master is taking a long time in coming.” Then he begins to beat the servants and get drunk. When the master shows up, it’s bad news for the unfaithful steward.

Have you been given much? I have. Interesting to ponder what the Lord is demanding of me. And you?

Short Story by Phyllis Wheeler

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