Edmund Steimle: The One-Talent Man

In his sermon on Jesus's parable of the talents, Edmund Steimle says the biggest stumbling block to Christian faith is what we believe about ourselves. Why did Jesus point a finger at the man who dug a hole in the ground and buried his treasure? It is all part of Jesus’s indefatigable campaign to reverse our ordinary scale of values. God works with the tiniest of people and not in the center of the world’s stage. But the one-talent man thinks of himself ads a small man. It is crucial to know that all heaven is tremendously concerned about you and what kind of person you are.