We must remember that when Jesus is telling a parable it has only one point.
The point in this parable is that corrupt officials are very shrewd in the way steal money.
Whereas we who are his followers are not all shrewd bout how agile we should be to respond to the overwhelming and forgiving love of God that Jesus has revealed to us.
Once upon a time there was an eighth grader who was a great, great quarterback. Everyone said heíd be varsity in his sophomore year, he was go good. They even said that when he graduated from high school he might go to Notre Dame where they specialize in ruining potentially great quarterbacks. Well, the kid was really good, but he was also really lazy. Or maybe we should say he thought there were more important things to do with the summer than weight training and practice the first week in August. And maybe he was right. He wanted to play football, you see, but he figured he was good enough that he could take the summer off and still play.
So he didnít show up the first week in August or any week in August. When school started, he finally wandered down to the football field and threw a few perfect passes. The team was enthused. Maybe he would be varsity as a freshman. But the coach saw him and chased him off the field. You didnít come to Summer practice, the coach said, we donít want you now.
Maybe the coach was wrong, maybe there shouldnít be August practice. BUT if you donít want to work at something, no matter how good you are, you may be out of luck.
1 Praise the LORD! Praise, O servants of the LORD,
praise the name of the LORD!
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