Jesus isn’t saying that we should be dishonest; instead, he’s advising us to use whatever wealth we have — what he calls “dishonest wealth” — to build a community that can endure. None of us is meant to live a life of isolation. None of us is designed to practice our faith apart from the Christian community. Like the dishonest steward, we need friends to help us through the tough times in life, and we need a community that we can serve through our own gifts of time and talent and treasure.
- Luke 16:1 - 13