Shrewdness, cunning, cleverness, astuteness, flair – all these skills are more often associated with some type of behaviour which might not be altogether… honest!
When a person is described as cunning, people are inclined to think that there may be some duplicity or deceit in his ways.
In today’s gospel (Luke 16:1-13), we hear Jesus say:
“The people of this world are more shrewd in dealing with their own kind
than are the people of the light.”
Could it not be that there is a cleverness that achieves some good?
Can we not find some cunning behaviour that benefits positively a person in need – and that in a totally honest manner?
Is it not possible that you and I could be astute in working to improve the lot of people around us?
What if “people of the light” – that all Christians are meant to be – became shrewd in the way Jesus means?!
Note: Another reflection is available on a different theme in French at: https://image-i-nations.com/25e-dimanche-de-lannee-c-2019/
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