Question: Would the masters clarified the meaning of the parable of the unjust steward described in the Gospel of Luke: chapter 16, 1 – 13.
Kim: This parable describes a master who has a servant who manages his estate. And he is being accused of having misused the master’s goods and the master calls him to account. And the servant calls in some of the people that owe the master money, or oil, or whatever it is, and ask them to write down the value of what they owe the master.
And the master then praises him for this and says that the people of the world are, in this generation, wiser than the people of the light, something to that effect. And then the Pharisees, they are criticizing Jesus for having given this parable. And that is what I remember from it. We will see what Jesus wants to say about it.
Answer from the Ascended Master Jesus through Kim Michaels. This answer was given at the 2020 Webinar – Being the Divine Mother.
It is not every parable in the Bible that is accurately portrayed. It is not a direct quote of what I said. And unfortunately, both the original quote and the later translations give a distorted image of what was my intent with this parable. My intent was to portray that people who are trapped in the worldly consciousness, what we today call the consciousness of duality, will always be thinking about themselves. And many of these people, including the fallen beings, have a greater mastery of manipulating the material world, the physical octave, than spiritual people, people who are dedicated to spiritual growth. And that is why they are “wiser”, in their generation, in their way, than the people who are spiritual who are not interested in this worldly manipulation.
The point of drawing in the Scribes and Pharisees is that they are sort of in between. They are still in the worldly consciousness, but they claim to be spiritual. They claim to have risen above the worldly consciousness that wants mammon, that wants to serve the God of mammon, if you will. And they claim to be spiritual but they are not because they have not shifted their consciousness.
This is, unfortunately, a parable that has been misquoted, mistranslated, and therefore caused a lot of confusion. But the main point is this. That you cannot serve two masters. You cannot serve God and mammon, meaning you cannot pursue both worldly riches, or worldly power, and at the same time, walk the true spiritual path.
This is obvious for the people who are pursuing worldly riches. But even the Scribes and Pharisees, who were also pursuing a certain worldly power over people’s minds, by claiming to be walking the spiritual paths, but they were not walking the true path.
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