Faithfulness in Small, Smelly Things

I couldn’t help but laugh when I ran across this news article. I quote:

Counting toilet roll sheets proved a success for a vigilant British worker who won his employer thousands of pounds in compensation after he discovered that some rolls were not as long as they should be.

Turns out the rolls were less than 2/3 the size they were advertised to be. When you use 40,000 rolls a year that adds up quickly! In this case, it added up to nearly $30,000.

It put me in mind of Jesus’ parable of the shrewd manager, which he goes on to explain in Luke 16.10–12: “Unless you are faithful in small matters, you won’t be faithful in large ones. If you cheat even a little, you won’t be honest with greater responsibilities. And if you are untrustworthy about worldly wealth, who will trust you with the true riches of heaven? And if you are not faithful with other people’s money, why should you be trusted with money of your own?”