"Fool" describes the action of people who live to consume things. Everything can be lost in the wink of an eye, even your life. Yet, many people need to accumulate money, and goods thinking it wise to have ample things--many in the hope of "when I retire," often not being well enough or even, live long enough to enjoy what they scrimped and saved for. Your precious accumulations may be thought of as junk by those who will distribute or discard the goods laid up through the many years. Wouldn't it be better to give them extra dollars now, rather than see them struggle, while you are comfortable.
The parable message found in the gospel of Luke 12:16-21 makes it perfectly clear that we are to be instead "rich toward God."
Soon Thanksgiving will be upon us, and even if we do not have much, there is always someone who has more and some who will have less. Maybe this would be a good time to think about being "rich toward God," sharing.
God is the giver of all things, all that we are to be thankful for. Why not open your heart to someone who is in need. It's not just about the turkey, but about giving. Living in the here and now, and caring about those who have less. How can you eat, drink and be merry, while you know someone that could use your helping hand.
Beginning today, store up the treasure in your heart, the accumulation of love which will be taken with us for all eternity.
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