This coming Sunday, the 25th In Ordinary Time, we hear another parable from the Gospel of Luke, and the wisdom Jesus derives from it.
The parable that leads this Sunday’s reading exhibits Jesus having a bit of fun as story teller and teacher.
He tells the story of a crook to urge his followers to righteousness.
Jesus said to his disciples, ‘There was a rich man and he had a steward denounced to him for being wasteful with his property. He called for the man and said, “What is this I hear about you? Draw me up an account of your stewardship because you are not to be my steward any longer.” Then the steward said to himself, “Now that my master is taking the stewardship from me, what am I to do? Dig? I am not strong enough. Go begging? I should be too ashamed. Ah, I know what…
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