THE PARABLE OF THE SHREWD STEWARD
Of all the parables of Jesus, the parable of the shrewd steward is probably the most difficult one to interpret. The story raises many puzzling questions. Particularly troubling is the commendation by the master of his manager who, in the text, is presented as a dishonest person. How can this unrighteous manager be held as an example for the Christians to follow? We will consider this question in a moment. First, let’s read the story.