In the Name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Ghost.
Of all the parables of Jesus that we hear in the course of the Church Year, the Parable of the Unjust Steward is the one we understand the least, and one it would be nice to skip over. We just don’t know what to make of it! At face value, Jesus seems to commend the unjust steward who gets caught wasting his master’s money, then cons him out of even more money to try to bribe his way into his fellow citizens’ good graces so they will be more likely to help him once he is shamefully unemployed. So much for the Seventh Commandment’s prohibition against theft and the whole “helping your neighbor improve and protect his possessions and income” thing in the catechism’s explanation, right?
Sermons from Mount Olive
Mount Olive follows the historic one-year lectionary (series of readings).