Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Word as Wordle - Trinity 9

Well folks, here is the wordle of this coming Sunday's gospel reading from Luke 12:13-21...

'...Someone in the crowd said to him, ‘Teacher, tell my brother to divide the family inheritance with me.’ But he said to him, ‘Friend, who set me to be a judge or arbitrator over you?’ And he 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 towards God...'


Fr. Simon Cutmore said...

Interesting to note that the key words in this week's wordle are God, rich, life, goods and store.

What does it mean to be rich? What riches is Jesus referring to? Wealth? Blessing? Finding the favour of God?

Life, don't talk to me about life... Getting the balance right between work and the rest of life is a balancing act to say the least. Trying to squeeze God into that is the norm for many Christians these days. How do I open myself up to allow the richness that God offers to impact my whole life?

Goods - something about where our trust ultimately lies? A pointed question to the middle classes/capitalist democracy?

Store - where is the richness of God stored for us/in us? In heaven? In our hearts? What are we storing - the treasures of God? Are we storing to save them to be spent by us at the right time, or are they being stored up by us to be spent by God through us, in His time?

Fr. Simon Cutmore said...

I found this link - http://www.workingpreacher.org/dear_wp.aspx?article_id=381 - very helpful.

I might well be preaching on money too this w/e. Not about giving, but about how to be faithful stewards rather than rich fools...