Someone in the crowd said to Jesus, “Teacher, tell my brother to share the inheritance with me.” He replied to him, “Friend, who appointed me as your judge and arbitrator?” Then he said to the crowd, “Take care to guard against all greed, for though one may be rich, one’s life does not consist of possessions.” Then he told them a parable. “There was a rich man whose land produced a bountiful harvest. He asked himself, ‘What shall I do, for I do not have space to store my harvest?’ And he said, ‘This is what I shall do: I shall tear down my barns and build larger ones. There I shall store all my grain and other goods and I shall say to myself, “Now as for you, you have so many good things stored up for many years, rest, eat, drink, be merry!”’ But God said to him, ‘You fool, this night your life will be demanded of you; and the things you have prepared, to whom will they belong?’ Thus will it be for the one who stores up treasure for himself but is not rich in what matters to God.” LK 12:13-21
Are you greedy? What do you want most? What is most important to you? Answer honestly! God, people, money, family, friends, passion, material things? Is God is in first place in your heart? If God is first, thank Him. If Jesus is not the first, invite Him to this place. Do not be destroyed by greed. Only Jesus gives real peace of heart.
Lord, be always first in my life!
Blessed are the poor in spirit; for theirs is the Kingdom of heaven. MT 5:3