The Parable of the Bags of Gold. Matthew 25
A Man called his three Servants and entrusted his wealth to them. To one he gave five bags of gold, to another two bags, and to another one bag. Then he went on a journey. The Servant with five bags put his money to work and gained five bags more. The Servant with two bags of gold gained two more. The Servant with one bag dug a hole in the ground and hid his Master’s money.
When the Master returned one Servant said ‘Master, you gave me five bags of gold. I have gained five more.’ Another said ‘Master, you gave me two bags of gold. I have gained two more.’
To these two Servants the Master said “Well done, good and faithful servants. You have been faithful to me; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your Master’s happiness.’
Then the Servant who had received one bag of gold said ‘Master, I was afraid and hid your gold in the ground. Here is the bag of gold that belongs to you.’
The Master replied, ‘You wicked, lazy Servant.” He took the bag of gold and gave it to the one who had ten bags and threw his worthless Servant outside into the darkness where there was weeping and gnashing of teeth.
In 2013/14, the Parish Council received £23,000. They spent £5,000 on Staff Costs, £6,000 on Lighting, Grass Cutting, Insurance, Subscriptions, etc. That left them £12,000 discretionary funds to spend on anything worthwhile for residents.
THEY BANKED IT ALL. THEY MIGHT AS WELL HAVE BURIED IT IN A HOLE. WHAT IS THE POINT OF HAVING CHAIRMAN DREW AND VICE CHAIRMAN McCANN?