Sept 22, 2019 | 15th Sunday after Pentecost

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Gospel Luke 16:1-13

Then Jesus said to the disciples, “There
was a rich man who had a manager, and
charges were brought to him that this
man was squandering his property. So he
summoned him and said to him, ‘What is
this that I hear about you? Give me an
accounting of your management, because
you cannot be my manager any longer.’
Then the manager said to himself, ‘What
will I do, now that my master is taking the
position away from me? I am not strong
enough to dig, and I am ashamed to beg. I
have decided what to do so that, when I
am dismissed as manager, people may
welcome me into their homes.’ So,
summoning his master’s debtors one by
one, he asked the first, ‘How much do you
owe my master?’ He answered, ‘A
hundred jugs of olive oil.’ He said to him,
‘Take your bill, sit down quickly, and make
it fifty.’ Then he asked another, ‘And how
much do you owe?’ He replied, ‘A
hundred containers of wheat.’ He said to
him, ‘Take your bill and make it eighty.’
And his master commended the dishonest
manager because he had acted shrewdly;
for the children of this age are more
shrewd in dealing with their own
generation than are the children of light.
And I tell you, make friends for yourselves
by means of dishonest wealth so that
when it is gone, they may welcome you
into the eternal homes. “Whoever is
faithful in a very little is faithful also in
much; and whoever is dishonest in a very
little is dishonest also in much. If then you
have not been faithful with the dishonest
wealth, who will entrust to you the true
riches? And if you have not been faithful
with what belongs to another, who will
give you what is your own? No slave can
serve two masters; for a slave will either
hate the one and love the other, or be
devoted to the one and despise the other.
You cannot serve God and wealth.”