When a landlord called her agent to account for certain costs,
knowing he’d been caught he sought to cover up what had been lost.
From the boss’s Rolodex he called the debtors one by one;
offered discounts for repayments, here a bushel, there a ton.
Shrewdness is a trait that can be used for evil or for good.
Even she who had been cheated knew where everybody stood.
Make new friends, be faithful always, over little, over much.
Use your wealth, but serve your God, and do not lose your loving touch.
Image: Sarah Elizabeth on Unsplash
Source: Luke 16:1-13
Text: David Alexander, 2022 CC BY-SA NC 4.0
Tune: Newton Fens, Public Domain
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