In this familiar parable, Jesus teaches about our relationship with wealth and material possessions. He is not saying that wealth, itself, is bad. The problem is when it becomes the center of our life. We read yesterday in Colossians that greed is a form of idolatry, and it seems Jesus agrees. Dedicating our lives to amassing wealth for the sake of amassing wealth leaves little room for devotion to God, for building healthy, equitable relationships, and for generosity. It causes us to view money as the end goal rather than a vehicle for imparting good into the world.
In what ways do you struggle with your relationship to material things How might you use your resources to be richer toward God?
Offer a prayer of thanks for God’s material blessings in your life and pray for a vision of being more gracious with them.