When it comes to a question like how to steward our parents' finances, our default answer is to follow our parents' values. We see a similar response in the parable of the unjust steward, wherein a rich man's steward mishandles his employer's money in order to secure his own future. Although we see the steward's actions as unethical, the rich man actually commends him for demonstrating a shrewdness that aligns with the rich man's own values. In telling this parable, Jesus challenges us to reflect on whose values and desires we model our own after. We cannot both follow God and worship the desires of the world. In order to pursue what God values above all else, which is relationship with and through Him, we can only mimic the one perfect model for relationship: Jesus.