Talent at Work (#1): A first day at work
Updated: Dec 30, 2019
The following is a new series of valuable lessons taken from a classic, "The Parable of the Talents." Over the next few days we will discover the utmost importance these eternal principles have in a worker's life, regardless of his/her position in the workplace. Enjoy!
For it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted to them his property. To one he gave five talents, to another two, to another one, to each according to his ability. Then he went away. (Matthew 25:14)
Work is not just doing a job and getting paid. It is a RELATIONSHIP between two individuals, not just a transaction. Work starts with the delegation of an assignment. The one who delegates already has an idea of the performance level of the workers, and the level of difficulty of the assignment is according to what they are capable of, nothing more, nothing less. The fact that the Master leaves shows that there is not just work given, but also trust.
A working relationship goes beyond doing a job and earning a salary. A working relationship is not merely a business transaction. A working relationship is a RELATIONSHIP between two people. It involves expectation based on CAPABILITY and TRUST