A Modern Parable
written by Rev Gary Heard

What is the Kingdom of God like?

Listen! An investor went out to invest.

He placed his money in different investments: some money found its way into bank accounts and cash deposits, and bank fees ate it all up.
Other investments were in quick-return schemes, which were highly speculative, without much investigation into the structure and stability of the investments, and they rose quickly and spectacularly.

And when the economy turned, and the heat of prudential and journalistic investigations were turned up, it was scorched; the scheme promoter disappeared, taking it all with him.

Other investments found there way into diversified funds, which had no stable core to them. The managers could not keep up with the administrative challenges necessary to keep track of the funds, and they gradually were lost in the administrative jungle.

Yet other investments found their way into solid growth assets, bringing forth returns which were beyond the investors’ wildest dreams, multiplying and increasing and yielding thirty and sixty and a hundredfold."

The one who has ears to hear, let them hear!

March 14, 2004
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