Rev. Canon Michael Gilton
July 31, 2022
Jesus’ Stories – Money and How To Use It
Today’s parable almost seems like it could be ripped from headlines of the infamous Enron scandal. Both feature dubious, or foolish, accounting practices and remarkably poor asset management leading to the downfall of those in power, or control of the money. In Jesus’ story, the manager (in an attempt to keep his job after mismanaging/wasting the rich man’s assets) gives up his commission to reduce the amount the rich man’s debtors owe.
Is this parable just a cautionary tale against embezzlement? What does Jesus tell us about the purpose, importance and mastery of money?