The Parable of the Bags of Gold

Jesus told a parable about a man who had three servants. Before leaving for an extended time, the man entrusted each of them with an amount of gold. One man received five bags of gold, the second two, and the third, one bag of gold. When the man returned, he met with the servants to settle his accounts with them. The actions of the servants and the reaction of the master are the main focus of this parable. What do they teach us about God? What do they tell us about ourselves?