For to everyone who has, more will be given and he will grow rich; but from the one who has not, even what he has will be taken away - Matthew 25:29
You are perhaps wondering why Jesus made this parable. In the final chapters of Matthew, Jesus speaks about preparedness of the servants and how the Master would hold each servant accountable for his life and for his actions.
One aspect of life that the Master will hold of us accountable for is with the use of our talents and resources. Each of us are endowed with a talent. He does not tell us how to use it. Yet at the end of our life, expect Him to ask us how we have made use of it. A poor excuse is to tell him that we have buried it in the ground because of fear. Fear is a feeling that does not belong to God's servant. It is an emotion that is founded in the lack of knowledge of the truth, a controlling attitude that precludes trust in Divine Intervention, and the absence of faith in Him. When we are called to be His disciples, we are called to faith and trust. We are called to the unknown. The one who has the courage to take risks is the one who will reap more in this life. The one who hesitates to act out of fear of committing a mistake is the one who will remain stagnant.
He is a gentle and kind Master. He is one who extends his hand in invitation so we may hold on to Him and allow Him to lead our lives. For those who refuse to accept His invitation because of fear of the unknown and the risk of being unable to control ones life, they will end up with talents that have not benefitted mankind, talents that are buried in ones personal ground only benefitting oneself. At the end of our lives, we will find not a kind master, but a just and exacting one. Let us not waste the time entrusted to us on earth while there is still mercy. Let us go out of ourselves to use our talents to benefit others, the people closest to us at the minimum and extending to the people that are far from us.