It was from our Chinese name that we derived the English name, “The Talent Centre.”
There are several meanings of the word ‘Talent”. One of the parables in the Bible tells the story of a rich man, who goes on a journey and leaves fives talents of silver to one of his servants, two talents to another servant, and to the last servant, he leaves one talent.
In ancient Rome, a talent of silver weighed around 32 kilograms, and was the equivalent value of nine years wages, so these talents had quite weighty ramifications in every sense. The underlying message of the parable is about how each servant used the talents they have been given: that God has specifically given each one of us unique talents and it is our responsibility to use them to the best of our ability.