Friday, August 04, 2006

Bigger Barns

Last night, I bought several 'containers' - storage bins of different sizes for putting stuff in.

The first sermon I ever preached was based on Luke 12, which reads, in part:

"And [Jesus] said to them, “Take care! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of possessions.” Then he told them a parable: “The land of a rich man produced abundantly. And he thought to himself, ‘What should I do, for I have no place to store my crops?’ Then he said, ‘I will do this: I will pull down my barns and build larger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods. And I will say to my soul, ‘Soul, you have ample goods laid up for many years; relax, eat, drink, be merry.’ But God said to him, ‘You fool! This very night your life is being demanded of you. And the things you have prepared, whose will they be?’ So it is with those who store up treasures for themselves but are not rich toward God.”

Ah. I can argue, of course, that I didn't get any more things, I just wanted a better way to organize the things I already had. Very reasonable. Sensible. Stress-reducing to have less piles. Still, "And the things you have prepared, whose will they be?" It definitely echoes in the back of my mind.
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