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Carry the gospel with you

Posted in christian, Christianity, inspirational, religion, scripture by Mike on August 4, 2013

Gospel reading of the day:

Luke 12:13-21

Someone in the crowd said to Jesus, “Teacher, tell my brother to share the inheritance with me.” He replied to him, “Friend, who appointed me as your judge and arbitrator?” Then he said to the crowd, “Take care to guard against all greed, for though one may be rich, one’s life does not consist of possessions.”

not-detected-275033.jpg!BlogThen he told them a parable. “There was a rich man whose land produced a bountiful harvest. He asked himself, ‘What shall I do, for I do not have space to store my harvest?’ And he said, ‘This is what I shall do: I shall tear down my barns and build larger ones. There I shall store all my grain and other goods and I shall say to myself, “Now as for you, you have so many good things stored up for many years, rest, eat, drink, be merry!”’ But God said to him, ‘You fool, this night your life will be demanded of you; and the things you have prepared, to whom will they belong?’ Thus will it be for the one who stores up treasure for himself but is not rich in what matters to God.”

Reflection on the gospel reading: Many of us–perhaps most of us–dream of winning the lottery or coming into a sum that will resolves our anxieties about our material security. Jesus is not opposed to people being able to meet their needs, but he knows that in the final analysis, only one thing is required. For sincere Christians, only one thing is required, and this is to follow Christ, to prefer him and his Father’s will to every created thing, to love God more than than our own lives.

Spiritual reading: Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come. You wait and watch and work: you don’t give up. (Anne Lamott)

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