Father Christ' Parable - The Unjust Steward

Written by: Jacqueline R. Mendoza

We Must Make Good Use of Our Riches
LK 16:1-13
Then he also said to his disciples"A rich man had a steward who was reported to him for squandering his property. 

He summoned him and said, 'What is this I hear about you? 

Prepare a full account of your stewardship, because you can no longer be my steward.

' The steward said to himself, 

'What shall I do, now that my master is taking the position of steward away from me? 

I am not strong enough to dig and I am ashamed to beg. I know what I shall do so that, when I am removed from the stewardship, they may welcome me into their homes.'

 He called in his master's debtors one by one. To the first he said, 'How much do you owe my master?' 

He replied, 'One hundred measures of olive oil.' He said to him

'Here is your promissory note. Sit down and quickly write one for fifty.'

 And the master commended that dishonest steward for acting prudently... 

The person who is trustworthy in very small matters is also trustworthy in great ones; 

the person who is dishonest in very small matters is also dishonest in great ones. 

No servant can serve two masters. 

He will either hate one and love the other, or be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon." (Taken from LK 16:1-6, 8, 10, 13)