Daily Readings for Friday October 21,2016
Season of Elijah-Cross-Moses
Unjust but wise steward.
Reading 3, Heb 2: 5-9 : He crowned man with glory and honour.
|5 ||For it was not to angels that God subjected the world to come, of which we are speaking. |
|6 ||It has been testified somewhere, "What is man that thou art mindful of him, or the son of man, that thou carest for him? |
|7 ||Thou didst make him for a little while lower than the angels, thou hast crowned him with glory and honor, |
|8 ||putting everything in subjection under his feet."Now in putting everything in subjection to him, he left nothing outside his control. As it is, we do not yet see everything in subjection to him. |
|9 ||But we see Jesus, who for a little while was made lower than the angels, crowned with glory and honor because of the suffering of death, so that by the grace of God he might taste death for every one. |
Gospel, Lk 16: 1-8 : Unjust but wise steward.
|1 ||He also said to the disciples, "There was a rich man who had a steward, and charges were brought to him that this man was wasting his goods. |
|2 ||And he called him and said to him, `What is this that I hear about you? Turn in the account of your stewardship, for you can no longer be steward.' |
|3 ||And the steward said to himself, `What shall I do, since my master is taking the stewardship away from me? I am not strong enough to dig, and I am ashamed to beg. |
|4 ||I have decided what to do, so that people may receive me into their houses when I am put out of the stewardship.' |
|5 ||So, summoning his master's debtors one by one, he said to the first, `How much do you owe my master?' |
|6 ||He said, `A hundred measures of oil.' And he said to him, `Take your bill, and sit down quickly and write fifty.' |
|7 ||Then he said to another, `And how much do you owe?' He said, `A hundred measures of wheat.' He said to him, `Take your bill, and write eighty.' |
|8 ||The master commended the dishonest steward for his shrewdness; for the sons of this world are more shrewd in dealing with their own generation than the sons of light. |