Our first Gospel reading this month – the Parable of the Rich Fool – is a reminder that “one’s life does not consist in the abundance of possessions” and that we need to be “rich towards God”. Whilst most of us would say that we don’t have enough laid up to take it easy in the same way(!), the questioner whom Jesus was answering by telling this story is actually being warned against all kinds of greed, and advised to concentrate on things that have eternal value. After all, we can be assured that God will provide for our everyday needs. [The passages that follow have complementary themes: if you haven’t read them for some time, an easy way is to use this link]
As we start preparing for the many tasks that lie ahead during autumn and winter, should we all perhaps make sure that we don’t focus too much on the demands of the here and now? To help keep your priorities right, do join us for worship!