Okay, let us not doubt the goodness of the King of the Kingdom. The rewards are, always are, disproportionate! Ten cities given to the one faithful with ten minas. That is the reward of successful stewardship and entrepreneurship
I, personally, have squandered a talent which was given to me, and it is now taken away and given to someone who was faithful with theirs.
Is it final, Lord? Will it never be returned to me?
I believe it will be, because nothing is impossible with God. God loves restoring the repentant. If you see, the unfaithful servant is defiant and unrepentant.
The Gospel is about nothing more strongly than Hope. Hope even for those who have behaved very badly.
Peter, commits the ultimate betrayal of friendship, not once but three times, by denying he even knew his beautiful friend.
And he is restored, because his friend knows he loves him.
So, for those of us who have blown it, if we love Christ, there is always hope for restoration.
Restoration of the dreadful years the locusts have eaten.