Archdruid: Parable of the Dishonest Manager tomorrow.
All: The one where the bloke is a crook?
All: And to save his skin he defrauds his boss?
All: And Jesus says what a good job he did?
Archdruid: Let us hold in our thoughts those who will have to explain it tomorrow.
"Little Pebbles" Leaders: Woe is us. For what can we do? We can't tell the little 'uns not to cheat people and tell lies and then read them this.
Archdruid: Bummer, innit?
"Little Pebbles" Leaders: What fun games can we come up with that make this sense? What activities could relate to this? We'll hope the weather is nice and do parachute games. Again.
Archdruid: Sounds wise to me.
Intercessor: Woe is me for I have a text that inspires me little, but scares me greatly. For how can I use this text to guide my prayers? I can only pray for loss adjusters, fraudsters and people who hide banking errors.
Archdruid: People who are too seldom prayed for, in my opinion.
Preacher: Woe is me for I am a bear of little brain and this is a right tricky one. At my left hand I have a commentary that I do not understand. And on my right, a large supply of coffee. It's gonna be a long night.
Archdruid: Perhaps you could try alternative worship?
"Little Pebbles" Leaders: He's not having the parachute.
Archdruid: I was thinking more, small group discussions coming together into presentations of what you've discussed in plenary?
Introverts: No! No! No!
Archdruid: Or everyone gets to model the parable in Play Do?
Preacher: Like your thinking.
Hymn: This text, O God, has stressed-out, preachers from age to age.
Archdruid: There will be a retiring collection. Please don't be tempted to substitute notes of smaller denominations for larger ones.
Hnaef (rushing in): I've got it! It's something to do with the Kingdom of God!
All: It normally is, in our experience.