Scripture Readings

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Luke 16:1-9 (Gospel)

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He also said to His disciples: “There was a certain rich man who had a steward, and an accusation was brought to him that this man was wasting his goods.
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So he called him and said to him, ‘What is this I hear about you? Give an account of your stewardship, for you can no longer be steward.’
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Then the steward said within himself, ‘What shall I do? For my master is taking the stewardship away from me. I cannot dig; I am ashamed to beg.
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’I have resolved what to do, that when I am put out of the stewardship, they may receive me into their houses.’
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So he called every one of his master’s debtors to him, and said to the first, ‘How much do you owe my master?’
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And he said, ‘A hundred measures of oil.’ So he said to him, ‘Take your bill, and sit down quickly and write fifty.’
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Then he said to another, ‘And how much do you owe?’ So he said, ‘A hundred measures of wheat.’ And he said to him, ‘Take your bill, and write eighty.’
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So the master commended the unjust steward because he had dealt shrewdly. For the sons of this world are more shrewd in their generation than the sons of light.
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And I say to you, make friends for yourselves by unrighteous mammon, that when you fail, they may receive you into an everlasting home.