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Sunday Gospel Reflection With Fr. Bill Grimm

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  • September 20, 2013
Twenty-Fifth Sunday of the Year (C)
Luke 16:1-13

1 He also said to his disciples, 'There was a rich man and he had a steward who was denounced to him for being wasteful with his property.

2 He called for the man and said, "What is this I hear about you? Draw me up an account of your stewardship because you are not to be my steward any longer."

3 Then the steward said to himself, "Now that my master is taking the stewardship from me, what am I to do? Dig? I am not strong enough. Go begging? I should be too ashamed.

4 Ah, I know what I will do to make sure that when I am dismissed from office there will be some to welcome me into their homes."

5 'Then he called his master's debtors one by one. To the first he said, "How much do you owe my master?"

6 "One hundred measures of oil," he said. The steward said, "Here, take your bond; sit down and quickly write fifty."

7 To another he said, "And you, sir, how much do you owe?" "One hundred measures of wheat," he
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Jesus speaks of "dishonest wealth." His presupposition is that wealth is something that stands against the justice of God. But, Jesus recognizes that possessions are a normal part of life, and that some will have more than others. As he so often does, Jesus shifts the focus. 

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