Sixth Sunday after Epiphany

Reflections on the Lectionary readings for the Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany. Where do you put your faith? What causes us as humans to prosper?

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Luke 19:11-17: Eschatological Minas

Jesus tells the parable of the servants and the minas for two reasons. First, the Jews expected the kingdom of God to appear immediately. Secondly, because he was nearing Jerusalem. What do either of these things have to do with his approach to Jerusalem? That this is how Luke transitions from the story of Zacchaeus to the parable signals that the parable cannot be read on its own, but is part of a larger literary chunk of the gospel.

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Luke 15:1-17:10

It is a mistake to isolate Luke 15 from the rest of the pericope of Luke 15:1-17:10. This post is a brief look at the entirety of the passage, taking a birds’ eye view to see the advantage of reading the story in a single reading. By reading all of this passage in context, the meaning of the difficult parable of the Unjust Manager is elucidated.

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