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“And [Jesus] said to them, “Take care! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of possessions.” Luke 12:15 Today’s Gospel reading features a parable by Jesus which may make some of us a bit uncomfortable. It’s about being rich in resources, but poor in…

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We hear one of Jesus’ more elusive parables about an unhappy boss, indebted clients and a lousy manager. This parable may be understood as one of Jesus’ most confusing parables. There’s a lot of pieces to the story, but perhaps one thing to hang onto is that word “shrewd.” Shrewd can mean someone who is…

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Today’s Gospel Lesson raises for us the proper use of wealth and resources in a person’s life. And he said to them, ‘Take care! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of possessions.’  (Luke 12:15) The church (and this story) has never criticized wealth…