Text: Luke 16:1-13
When’s the last time you were at work and found yourself in the middle of a parable?
Jesus, famously, uses parable as one of his main forms of teaching, and many of his parables occur in the workplace. A shepherd is out at work in the fields watching over his 100 sheep. One wanders off. He leaves the 99 and seeks after the one who is lost, and when he finds it, hoists it up onto his shoulders, rejoicing, and calls together all of his friends to celebrate.
A parable that happens while at work.
A farmer goes out to spread seed, flinging it generously over the field. Some falls on poor soil, some on the hardened pathway, some falls where weeds are already growing, and some falls on good soil and that seed grows and multiplies and produces an abundant harvest. Another work parable.
The kindom of God is like a new pastor who is hired to help give care for a congregation. But in his first two months finds that it’s he and his family who are receiving all sorts of care from this congregation – help with painting the house and moving...