In the Nazi-occupied Netherlands, my dad couldn't sing national songs. The Nazis saw the church's Psalter, however, as innocuous. Little did they know.
Season after Pentecost | 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year C)
Jeremiah 8:18-9:1; Psalm 79:1-9; (Amos 8:4-7; Psalm 113;) 1 Timothy 2:1-7; Luke 16:1-13
“Life isn’t fair,” my four-year-old granddaughter once told me. She offered this judgment as a thoughtful observation, not a whining complaint. I remember taking genuine pleasure in her remark—not just a delight in her early capacity for philosophical reflection, but also a sense that this particular wisdom could be of blessing in the life ahead of her.
The steward's only failing may be that he's replaceable, and the lesson he learns is that money talks.