This Sunday, we have a particularly challenging Gospel. It is a bit difficult to understand and it's a challenge to apply. It is the parable of the Unrighteous Steward who gets praised! Confused yet? How about if I say it's about money but not about money at all? Like I said, its a challenge to explain and a challenge to apply.
A word like "Alignment" sounds a bit too much like biz speak, as in "our goals will be more readily achieved if we align our strategy, tactics, and resources to our core values." That's actually true -but not especially inspiring. That sentence is also a bit true of this week's Gospel, although I promise to stay away from the biz speak and try to sound more like Jesus. ;-) -Fr. Ed