The parable of the dishonest manager is a thorny story to navigate. Upon close study, though, it is a story of reconciliation – of honesty, truthfulness and faithfulness.
In short, like the Israelites, we have become desolate – as individuals and as societies. Such desolation is the consequence of a people who have gone adrift from their purpose, from their true calling. The fruitful land has become a desert and our cities have lain in ruins.
Without proper guidance, people have mistakenly accepted that the perversions we see are what ‘religion’ is. And what has been offered, in many respects, has offended, injured and scandalised.