The Parable of the Shrewd Manager
Jesus told his disciples: “There was a rich man whose manager was accused of
wasting his possessions. So he called him in and asked him, ‘What is this I
hear about you? Give an account of your management, because you cannot be
manager any longer.’
“The manager said to
himself, ‘What shall I do now? My master is taking away my job. I’m not strong
enough to dig, and I’m ashamed to beg– I know what I’ll do so that, when I lose
my job here, people will welcome me into their houses.’
“So he called in
each one of his master’s debtors. He asked the first, ‘How much do you owe my
” ‘Eight hundred
gallons[a] of olive oil,’ he replied.
told him, ‘Take your bill, sit down quickly, and make it four hundred.’
“Then he asked the
second, ‘And how much do you owe?’
” ‘A thousand
bushels[b] of wheat,’ he replied.
“He told him,
‘Take your bill and make it eight hundred.’
commended the dishonest manager because he had acted shrewdly. For the people
of this world are more shrewd in dealing with their own kind than are the
people of the light. I tell you, use worldly wealth to gain friends for
yourselves, so that when it is gone, you will be welcomed into eternal
10“Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with
much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with
Luke 16 1-10 NIV
WSJ from January 15, 2009
Geithner, whose nomination as Treasury secretary has been delayed by his past
failure to pay taxes, was repeatedly advised in writing by the International
Monetary Fund that he owed Social Security and Medicare taxes on the income he
earned at the organization between 2001 and 2004.
over his initial failure to pay more than $34,000 in taxes are clouding his
prospects for confirmation. The Senate Finance Committee postponed Mr.
Geithner’s confirmation hearing for the second time this week on Wednesday.
It’s now scheduled for next Wednesday, which means President-elect Barack Obama
will take office without a Treasury secretary amid the biggest financial crisis
in decades. Source
Tax evader Timothy Geithner
should not be confirmed as Treasury Secretary for if he is, we will all be
lessen by allowing such dishonesty to stand.
If you live in
and ask them NOT to confirm Geithner.
(Regrettably, Sen. Nelson is one of the 18
members of the Senate Finance committee voting so send nominee Geithner to the
full Senate. We can only extrapolate his
vote will be affirmative.)
Those reading from other states I urge you to contact your senators AND Minority Leader Mitch
McConnell and urge him to take a principled stand against Geithner:
Leader McConnell: 202-224-3135.