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Means to an End – C Pentecost 17 – Sept 19 2010

Posted in Messages - Year C - Nov 09 - Nov 10 on September 29, 2010 by classicchinny

Luke 16:1-13

This morning we find a dishonest manager being commended for his shrewd acts.  Did Luke just record this parable and slip it in to see if we were awake?  Is God laughing at us as we try to figure this out?  Of course not, but are we to believe that God wants us to act as the dishonest manager?

Applauding the bad guy is not a new thing.  Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid called on audiences to cheer for the bad guys, rather than the posse sent to capture them.  Remember Smokey and the Bandit?  The Bandit and the Snowman made a cross-continent trip hauling beer and fending off the no-good sheriff to be successful.  Wait a second – no good sheriff?  It is funny how our support can be manipulated by a story line.

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