Luke 16:1-9: The Dishonest Manager

The beginning of Luke’s Gospel: A pregnant virgin sings, rejoicing in her God.  The Lord “toppled the mighty from their thrones and exalted the lowly.  The hungry, he filled with wondrous things but sent away the rich with nothing” (Luke 1:52-53).  The song of Mary sets the stage.  The rest of Luke’s written Gospel highlights […]

Luke 16:19-31: The Dishonest Manager–praised for his astuteness, not his dishonesty

“The Parable of the Dishonest Manager” or, with the older title, “The Unjust Steward.”  An owner is wealthy, and others relay rumors to him about his accountant, who is squandering his assets.  This manager is stealing by overcharging on his commissions.  Unlike a wage by the hour or collecting a salary, he earns his income […]

Parable of the Dishonest Manager: Luke 16:1-13

Jesus tells us a parable about a useless, money manager.  We call this parable, “The Parable of the Dishonest Manager.”  We’re not exactly sure how this manager handled the owner’s money.  But this we know: everything he did as a manager was a failure.  So the owner fired him and told him to turn over […]