A great blue heron tiptoeing along the shore takes a detour over our late summer makeshift walkway.
Jesus' story of the crafty manager apparently gave problems to the early church. There are already a couple of interpretations even within gospel (Luke 16:8-13.) Jesus praises the criminal manager, but what he applauds is not his crime but the consistency and initiative with which he takes care of himself and his future. Jesus wants his disciples to show the same consistency and initiative in our relationship with God. His story encourages us to use our minds and imaginations, indeed all our passion, to put the Divine at the center of our lives.