4 Fri Nov 2011
For 4 November 2011, Friday of the 31st Week, based on Luke 16:1-8
Then Jesus said to the disciples, â€œThere 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, â€˜What is this that I hear about you? Give me an accounting of your management, because you cannot be my manager any longer.â€™ Then the manager said to himself, â€˜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.â€™ So, summoning his masterâ€™s debtors one by one, he asked the first, â€˜How much do you owe my master?â€™ He answered, â€˜A hundred jugs of olive oil.â€™ He said to him, â€˜Take your bill, sit down quickly, and make it fifty.â€™ Then he asked another, â€˜And how much do you owe?â€™ He replied, â€˜A hundred containers of wheat.â€™ He said to him, â€˜Take your bill and make it eighty.â€™ 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.
Scripture passage from the New Revised Standard Version Bible: Catholic Edition, copyright 1989, 1993, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.