Looking at the parable of the dishonest steward closely through an historical lens, we learn about what it means to be a steward and what a Name means in the world of Jesus. What is your life saying about who your Master is this week?
1 Timothy 2:1-7
Grant us, Lord, not to be anxious about earthly things, but to love things heavenly; and even now, while we are placed among things that are passing away, to hold fast to those that shall endure; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
* NPR story: I took out some of the statistics that I have in my notes for this story because I could not verify the percentages for 2011. (I have them in a little diary from that day.) The economists were bemoaning a drop in consumer confidence and the increase in personal savings, and what that would do to the Economy. A couple of NPR quotes that you can find here show how we talk about the Economy as a demanding free-thinking entity, a god. Read how people talk about it.