Re: [XTalk] The Shrewd Manager
- To all,
Loren Rosson wrote:
>Jesus may have been
> suggesting how weapons of the weak could produceShrewdness and wisdom can be opposites. The "shrewd" ways of
> favorable results in a world dominated by a small
> percentage of elites.
manipulators of the Imperial economy may indeed bring "improved"
circumstances in that matrix of power and oppression, but wisdom and
justice lay in an apparently foolish alternative. Some parables of
Jesus simply lampoon the ordinary.
>Mercy lies elsewhere, entirely. Wisdom and justice were being shared in
> I think this is beside the point. All parties --
> master, manager, debtors -- are operating out of
> self-interest and survival. Seeing mercy or
> forgiveness as the key to the story does not address
> the glaring problem: A man praises (not forgives)
> someone for backbiting him.
"alternate economy and rule." "Fools" they were by "the standards;)!"
of the storied operations of shrewdness of this parable. Precisely!