Weíre doing great, thank you, as we hope and pray you are, too.
The gold represents the heavenly will of God and the Gospel of the Lord, which the master, God, gives to His servants, such as us. We are to share Godís heavenly will with others as a means of leading them to the Lord. We are not to sit on His word. We are to share it and put it to work as part of a ministry.
Your second question is similar, and you are correct. We must accept Jesus Christ, including His teachings of peace, and we are to repent of our sins and seek to be like Jesus. If we donít we run the risk of being rejected.
We hope this helps.
In the Love of the Lord, Frank and Mary