The Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe
November 20, 2016
Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time
November 13, 2016
November 6, 2016
October 30, 2016
Anyone expecting to find immediate principles of conduct in the parable of the dishonest steward (Luke 16:1-8a) is bound to be frustrated. What are we to think of the steward's actions? He not only gets way with defrauding his master but he is praised for doing so by the very person he has defrauded. How Luke chooses to provide his readers with ways to apply the parable in their Christian life seems strained (vv. 8b-13). It appears as if Jesus holds up the clever, but fraudulent activity of the steward as commendable and worthy of imitation (vv. 8b- 9). Verses 10-13 contain sayings that are not directly related to the parable.