The Parable of the Dishonest Steward in Luke’s gospel can be a little confusing. What is Jesus saying here? Is he commending dishonesty?
The Parable of the Talents
The task of participating in Christ’s mission of salvation is not optional. It is one of the reasons you were created. If one should refuse, he may hear those terrifying words: “Throw this useless servant into the darkness outside, where there will be wailing and grinding of teeth.”
Jesus’ Teaching Parables: The Mustard Seed
Was Jesus wrong about mustard seeds? If we’re worried about that, we’re missing the point. Jesus’ parable of the mustard seed is not intended to make scientific horticultural statements. Rather, he used the example and imagery of mustard seeds and the bushes they produce to make a metaphorical comparison with the kingdom of heaven.