Accession: A10623
Editorial Title: One Talent
Author: Mary Baker Eddy 
Date: unknown
Manuscript Description: Handwritten in pen on lined paper.
Archival Note: This manuscript is undated but the text indicates that the address was given in springtime.
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A10623
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One Talent

2 CorinthiansAs Written:Corrinthians 4th Chap Math. 25thEditorial Note: Full text of specific verses are given within the sermon text where they appear.

The voices of Spring come to us sad or joyful even as our hearts may be, restoring unforgotten harmoniesAs Written:harmones or wakening memories too tender to touch Beneath some patriarchal tree we dream pleasant dreams when the new leaves clap their little hands in one continuous applaud to nature and the blithe breeze freer than eagle pinions gives man a stronger sense of freedom and he longs to go forth into the fields to worship God

Bright and glorious are the revelations written all over this world of ours and they all are portions of Gods thought that mortal mind strangely translates into things material

Aspirations caricaturedAs Written:carricatured mountains tender wishes portrayed in blossoms that come at eve Old ocean sets us meekly at the feet of Omnipotence.

The shadows chasing each other over the mountain tops tell of earthly hopes fleeing before us as we pursueAs Written:persue the shadows

The Morn beautious with breath all perfume and cheek all bloom caricaturesAs Written:carricatures youth are written on the green earth and, glorious firmament in one continuous page of nature's bright and breathing characters

It was an ancient religious rite to have a vestal virgin whose office it was to tend a lamp and see the blaze was never extinguished day or night Priestess office commenced at the early age of eight years and continued thirty years upon departure from her vow she was punished with tortures and death as we term it Hence the metaphor of the ten virginsMatt 25:1 Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom. Matt 25:2 And five of them were wise, and five were foolish. Matt 25:3 They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them: Matt 25:4 But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps. Matt 25:5 While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept. Matt 25:6 And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him. Matt 25:7 Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps. Matt 25:8 And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out. Matt 25:9 But the wise answered, saying, Not so; lest there be not enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves. Matt 25:10 And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut. Matt 25:11 Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us. Matt 25:12 But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not. Matt 25:13 Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.

Watch therefore for ye know not the day or the hour when the son of man comethMatt 25:13 Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh. The kingdom of heaven was likened to a man travelling in a far countryMatt 25:14 ¶For the kingdom of heaven is as a man travelling into a far country, who called his own servants, and delivered unto them his goods.

It was at Ephesus that John wrote the gospel that bears his nameEditorial Note: Most contemporary mainstream New Testament scholars hold that it is unknown who wrote the Gospel of John or where it was written. Some credit it instead to a "Johannine community" which traced its traditions to John. Thou hast been faithful over a few things I will make thee ruler over many But from him that hath not shall be taken away even that which he hathMatt 25:14 ¶For the kingdom of heaven is as a man travelling into a far country, who called his own servants, and delivered unto them his goods. Matt 25:15 And unto one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one; to every man according to his several ability; and straightway took his journey. Matt 25:16 Then he that had received the five talents went and traded with the same, and made them other five talents. Matt 25:17 And likewise he that had received two, he also gained other two. Matt 25:18 But he that had received one went and digged in the earth, and hid his lord’s money. Matt 25:19 After a long time the lord of those servants cometh, and reckoneth with them. Matt 25:20 And so he that had received five talents came and brought other five talents, saying, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me five talents: behold, I have gained beside them five talents more. Matt 25:21 His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord. Matt 25:22 He also that had received two talents came and said, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me two talents: behold, I have gained two other talents beside them. Matt 25:23 His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord. Matt 25:24 Then he which had received the one talent came and said, Lord, I knew thee that thou art an hard man, reaping where thou hast not sown, and gathering where thou hast not strawed: Matt 25:25 And I was afraid, and went and hid thy talent in the earth: lo, there thou hast that is thine. Matt 25:26 His lord answered and said unto him, Thou wicked and slothful servant, thou knewest that I reap where I sowed not, and gather where I have not strawed: Matt 25:27 Thou oughtest therefore to have put my money to the exchangers, and then at my coming I should have received mine own with usury. Matt 25:28 Take therefore the talent from him, and give it unto him which hath ten talents. Matt 25:29 For unto every one that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance: but from him that hath not shall be taken away even that which he hath.

Apollo was the god of medicine and the sender of disease Both were originally the same trade and still continue to be

Pliny said it was a question whether the name alone should be punished without any other crime

Close

As they who for slight infirmities take drugs to repair their health and thereby impair it So they who for every trifle vindicate themselves or notice every wrong done them

encourage insolence and ill humour

He hath achieved true greatness who does what deserves to be written writes what deserves to be read and renders the world better for having lived in it

FriendsAs Written:Frinds we are all the offspring of one common Father children of the divine Love to whom this Love hath given not less than one talent have we buried this talent are we lovers

of pleasure more than lovers of God God is Love and we shall reflect much or little of Love according as bury our affections in matter in earthly things or give them the wings of Spirit to mount upward. Life hath high demands let us obey them like the royal eagle let us soar and stoop not to the art by which the serpent wins its spell-bound prey Let us be just amid lawlessness loving amid hatred calmly and

resolutely pushing on to heaven and taking all with us we can carry in the arms of Love or call with with the voice of Truth

O fear not in an hour like this
And thou shalt know ere long
Know how sublime a thing it is
To suffer and be strong
Editorial Note: From “The Light of Stars” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

A10623
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Subject
One Talent

2 CorrinthiansCorrected:Corinthians 4th Chap Math. 25thEditorial Note: Full text of specific verses are given within the sermon text where they appear.

The voices of Spring come to us sad or joyful even as our hearts may be, restoring unforgotten harmonesCorrected:harmonies or wakening memories too tender to touch Beneath some patriarchal tree we dream pleasant dreams as when the tender new leaves clap their little hands in glee one continuous applaud to nature and the blithe breeze freer than eagle pinions gives man a stronger sense of freedom and he we longs to go forth into the fields to worship God

Bright and glorious are the revelations written all over this world of ours every sweet flower bud that opens, sweet bud that brings from is cloistered cell beauty and perfume and they all are portions of Gods thought that mortal mind strangely translates into things material

Aspirations brilliant hopes are carricaturedCorrected:caricatured in mountains tender wishes are portrayed in the blossoms that come at eve Old ocean sets us meekly at the feet of Omnipotence.

The shadows chasing each other over the mountain tops tell of earthly hopes fleeing before us as we persueCorrected:pursue the shadows

The The Morn is thou art Morn beautious [?] Unclear or illegible with breath all perfume and cheek all bloom carricaturesCorrected:caricatures youth His lines are written on the green earth and, glorious firmament in one continuous page of nature's bright and living breathing characters

Behold the Bridegroom cometh go ye out to meet him

It was an ancient religious rite to have a vestal virgin whose office it was to tend a lamp and see the blaze was not never never extinguished day or night Priestess office commenced at the early age of eight years and continued thirty years upon the least any departure from her vow she was punished with a tortures and death as we term it Hence the metaphor of the ten virginsMatt 25:1 Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom. Matt 25:2 And five of them were wise, and five were foolish. Matt 25:3 They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them: Matt 25:4 But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps. Matt 25:5 While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept. Matt 25:6 And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him. Matt 25:7 Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps. Matt 25:8 And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out. Matt 25:9 But the wise answered, saying, Not so; lest there be not enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves. Matt 25:10 And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut. Matt 25:11 Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us. Matt 25:12 But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not. Matt 25:13 Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.

Watch therefore for ye know not the day or the hour when the son of man comethMatt 25:13 Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh. The kingdom of heaven was likened to a man travelling in a far countryMatt 25:14 ¶For the kingdom of heaven is as a man travelling into a far country, who called his own servants, and delivered unto them his goods.

It was at Ephesus that John wrote the gospel that bears his nameEditorial Note: Most contemporary mainstream New Testament scholars hold that it is unknown who wrote the Gospel of John or where it was written. Some credit it instead to a "Johannine community" which traced its traditions to John. Thou hast been faithful over a few things I will make thee ruler over many But from him that hath not shall be taken away even that which he hathMatt 25:14 ¶For the kingdom of heaven is as a man travelling into a far country, who called his own servants, and delivered unto them his goods. Matt 25:15 And unto one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one; to every man according to his several ability; and straightway took his journey. Matt 25:16 Then he that had received the five talents went and traded with the same, and made them other five talents. Matt 25:17 And likewise he that had received two, he also gained other two. Matt 25:18 But he that had received one went and digged in the earth, and hid his lord’s money. Matt 25:19 After a long time the lord of those servants cometh, and reckoneth with them. Matt 25:20 And so he that had received five talents came and brought other five talents, saying, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me five talents: behold, I have gained beside them five talents more. Matt 25:21 His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord. Matt 25:22 He also that had received two talents came and said, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me two talents: behold, I have gained two other talents beside them. Matt 25:23 His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord. Matt 25:24 Then he which had received the one talent came and said, Lord, I knew thee that thou art an hard man, reaping where thou hast not sown, and gathering where thou hast not strawed: Matt 25:25 And I was afraid, and went and hid thy talent in the earth: lo, there thou hast that is thine. Matt 25:26 His lord answered and said unto him, Thou wicked and slothful servant, thou knewest that I reap where I sowed not, and gather where I have not strawed: Matt 25:27 Thou oughtest therefore to have put my money to the exchangers, and then at my coming I should have received mine own with usury. Matt 25:28 Take therefore the talent from him, and give it unto him which hath ten talents. Matt 25:29 For unto every one that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance: but from him that hath not shall be taken away even that which he hath.

Apollo was the god of medicine and the sender of disease Both were originally the same trade and still continue to be

Pliny said it was a question whether the name alone should be punished without any other crime

Close

As they who for slight infirmities take drugs to repair their health and thereby impair it So they who for every trifle would vindicate themselves or notice every wrong done them

encourage insolence and ill humour

He hath achieved true glory greatness who does what deserves to be written writes what deserves to be read and renders the world better for having lived in it

FrindsCorrected:Friends we are all the offspring of one common Father the children of the divine Love and we ourselves all have to whom this Love hath given not less whose tender care is forever near This than one talent have we buried this talent in being are we lovers

of pleasure more than lovers of God God is Love and we shall reflect much or little of Love according as bury our affections in matter in earthly things or give them the wings of Spirit to mount upward. Life hath its high demands let us obey them and like the royal eagle let us soar and stoop not to the art by which the serpent of error wins its spell-bound prey Let us be just amid lawlesslessness loving amid hatred calmly and

resolutely pushing on to heaven and taking all with us we can carry in the arms of Love or call with with the voice of Truth

O fear not in an hour like this
And thou shalt know ere long
Know how sublime a thing it is
To suffer and be strong
Editorial Note: From “The Light of Stars” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.