This is not an original from me. I find it wonderfully enlightening.
God gave African American people 500 billion talents.
He gave Hispanic people 35 billion talents.
He gave Asian people 225 billion talents.
He left us alone for one year, and then returned to see what we had
done with our talents.
God asked the Asian people, "What have you done with your resources?"
The Asians replied, "We created many businesses and purchased many
franchises. We used our resources to assist our families and our Asian
friends, helping them to get into business as well."
The Asians continued, "Lord, we knew that with 225 billion talents we
could generate even more talents by pooling what we had and working
together toward a common economic goal. We have doubled the amount you
awarded us. We now have 550 billion talents. And to top it all off, our
restaurants are going strong; everybody loves our food!"
The! Lord said, "Well done, my good and faithful servants. I will make
you rulers over many things."
God then asked the Hispanic people what they had done with their
inheritance. They gleefully replied, "Lord, You are really going to be
proud of us. Upon receipt of our talents, we went to work right away
and formed our own bank. We have one in Florida that ranks among the
largest in all the land. And you know what else? The interest we are
making, will more than double the amount of talents You gave us." As
God nodded approvingly, the Hispanic people couldn't wait to continue.
"We opened fast food shops and sidewalk stands. We sold fruit,
enchiladas, and tacos. We supported Hispanic doctors, lawyers,
accountants, and all the Hispanic businesses we could find. If a
certain business did not exist in our community, we pooled our resources
and started new ones. We have done very well, Lord, especially
considering the short time we have been in this land." And God said,
"Well done, my good and faithful servants. I will make you rulers over
Since God had given the most talents to His chosen people - African
American people, He couldn't wait to hear what they had done with their
500 billion talents.
Like a doting father, He proudly asked them, "What have you done with
your inheritance?" After turning their music down in order to hear what
God was saying, the Black people waved their hands in the air (like they
just didn't care) and shouted, "Lord, we just threw the party of the
century, and it was all good!
Look at those bad rides parked outside...
We bought them from the German people and the Japanese people.
Wouldn't You agree, Lord, that we did good deeds by helping to make them
wealthy?" Even God looked perplexed. He asked if there was anything
else the Black people wanted to report. "Oh yeah" You haven't heard the
half of it, Lord. We're the most charitable people on earth. We spent
95% of all You gave us with businesses other than our own.
We helped everyone. We didn't discriminate and we didn't playa-hate."
Then one of the Black leaders spoke up. "You know how we like nice
clothes, Lord. So, after the party, we went out and bought all of the
latest styles with all of the right labels. You know what I'm saying? We
just had to have it; we couldn't wait. Check us out."
Now, the Lord was quite concerned about His people, and their attitude
regarding their talents...Continuing to probe, and expecting to hear
something that would make Him proud, God pleaded, "Surely you have done
something with your inheritance to generate more talents for
The Black people looked around at one another, and one of their
"leaders" stepped forward to sum things up.
"Lord we have the finest cars, we eat and drink only top shelf, and we
meet in only the most elaborate hotels. Our children have several pairs
of the latest gym shoes, we make the Baddest videos and we can throw
down -- I mean dance -- with the best of them.
Even better than that, we have good jobs to earn back our 500 billion
talents next year, so we will again be able to help all the other
inhabitants of this land."
Sadly, God looked at His people and said, "With what you have done with
your talents, you may as well have buried them in the ground. Because of
your slothfulness and lack of good stewardship, I will give your future
talents to those who have the least. You have gravely disappointed me
by not adhering to one of my most important admonishments: To whom much
is given, much is expected."
Pass the knowledge on, so we can break the cycle.