The Foolish Rich Man

Written by: Jacqueline R. Mendoza

(Against Love of Possessions) LK 12:16-21 Then 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 A wealthy man is confused to where to store bountiful possessions Thought to build a larger storage room He thought it he should enjoy Be happy He will not take it when he passed How can he bring it? Give it to those who have nothing Sell it to buy things that other people needs J.