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I keep finding out that what most people think parables are about is wrong

In other words

Often, the Standard & Obvious Plain Meaning of the Story, is directly the opposite to what Jesus probably meant or how his first listeners probably would have understood it

(this Sunday in the RCL)

Master gives three slaves money. Two of them make more money. One buries it. The one who buries it is punished.

Moral of the story:
Use the gifts that God gave you. Don't bury your talent in the dirt. #BestLife #Blessed

So, 1st of all, Nikky was reading Herzog on parables as Pedagogy of the Oppressed, and in that framework the master is NOT GOD, but rather the present system of economic injustice in which landlords & slave owners profit by the work of others, "reaping what [they] did not sow...
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