Monday 30th March Message

Monday 30th March Message
Dear  Reader
Who would have though that in a mater of weeks all our lives would be changed. Indeed life in general is very different and unusual for us all. Isn’t it the case that at times we really do take so much for granted?
At the beginning of the outbreak there was a lot of ‘panic buying’ which is perhaps a euphemism for greed. I think things are easing though. That said I have never met a greedy or a rich person before.
Everyone usually says that they are just ‘comfortable’ and have a little bit put by for a ‘rainy day’.  I’m sure you know what I mean.
There is plenty on this planet for everyone but sadly and predictably many have to do without. What on earth are we doing with all these toilet rolls???? They are still vanishing fast according to the retailers.
This pandemic is expected to get worse, we are told, before it gets better and we are all encouraged to follow the best advice.
Jesus’ words in the parable are as meaningful and relevant today as they were for those who first heard them.
I trust that you and your loved are adjusting to the necessary ‘restrictions’ we are all enduring. Keeping in contact with each other is good and helps ease the strain of isolation.
Today I ask you to think/meditate on the words of Jesus.
God bless you.

LUKE 12: 13-21

Someone in the crowd said to him, “Teacher, tell my brother to divide the inheritance with me.”

Jesus replied, “Man, who appointed me a judge or an arbiter between you?” Then he said to them, “Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; life does not consist in an abundance of possessions.”And he told them this parable: “The ground of a certain rich man yielded an abundant harvest. He thought to himself, ‘What shall I do? I have no place to store my crops.’

“Then he said, ‘This is what I’ll do. I will tear down my barns and build bigger ones, and there I will store my surplus grain. And I’ll say to myself, “You have plenty of grain laid up for many years. Take life easy; eat, drink and be merry.”’

“But God said to him, ‘You fool! This very night your life will be demanded from you. Then who will get what you have prepared for yourself?’

 “This is how it will be with whoever stores up things for themselves but is not rich toward God.”


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