ALMIGHTY GOD DISTRIBUTES HIS GIFTS (for they are His, and we are only His stewards) in different measure, as He pleases. He does not, therefore, require an equal return from all, but only a good will and strenuous effort to serve Him and advance His glory. "Unto whom much is given, of him (when our Lord comes to judge) much shall be required" (Luke 12:46); and it follows that of him who has received less, less will be required, though he who by trading with two talents gained the other two, received the same signs of approbation as did he who had gained five more with the five entrusted to him. Both made a good use of their gifts, and by corresponding with grace and performing good works merited an increase of grace. The reward given to the faithful servant of God is so exceeding great, that in comparison with it even the five talents appear as "few." The just man will receive a "good measure (of reward) pressed down and shaken together" (Luke 6:38), and will have a share in the eternal joy and majesty of our Lord Jesus, whom he served faithfully on earth.
[From 'A Practical Commentary on Holy Scripture' by Bishop Knecht, D.D.]
(1899 Douay-Rheims Bible)