In the Gospel parable of the crafty steward, the master in the parable commended the dishonest steward for his astuteness: he planned wisely with foresight and dishonest craftiness to provide for his future once he was dismissed from his master’s service for his dishonesty.
Jesus reminds us to exercise the same foresight and planning that the dishonest steward showed. In another parable Jesus insisted that we be responsible stewards of the gifts, talent and indeed world that God has given us. In the parable of the talents the master rewards those who were good and faithful servants, who were faithful in little things, and punishes the one who just buried the talent. (Mt 25: 14 – 30)