After sparring with his opponents, Jesus turns to his followers with a puzzling parable about an ineffective steward who writes off debts before he is fired. And is then commended. It’s pretty clear that Jesus looks at possessions differently than we do. We understand ownership and being wise with our assets, always looking for upward mobility.
Jesus is telling us something else. Just like the steward, we are in a crisis that requires wisdom. It requires choosing between owning and giving, between superiority of vertical relationships and the egalitarian relationship of friends. This crisis comes down to loyalty: God or money?
What if the crisis is not about what we possess, but what possesses us? Are we owned by our things or are we owned by God?
This Sunday, 10 a.m. (NEW TIME) inside our sacred sanctuary.