Possessions and Faith

This week’s Gospel reading, from the 12th chapter of Luke, contains a story about a man who receives an unexpected windfall in the form of abundant crops. He builds huge barns to store it all, believing that his future is now secure. But God calls him a fool, and informs him he will soon die, and he finds the security he thought he had was an illusion.

This story from Jesus asks some hard questions: Where do we put our trust in our future? Do we rely on the things we possess or in the God who loves us? When does our desire to take care of ourselves stop being prudent financial management and become greedy reliance on wealth? But the story also leads us to the assurance of God, who would make us rich in the Spirit.

Worship at Christ Lutheran is at 10:30 am this Sunday.

See you in Church!
Pastor Kent

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