October 22, 2012, Gospel

The Holy Gospel According to Luke    12: 13-21

12:13 And someone from the crowd said to him, “Teacher, tell my brother to share the inheritance with me.”
12:14 But he said to him, “Man, who has appointed me as judge or arbitrator over you?”
12:15 So he said to them: “Be cautious and wary of all avarice. For a person’s life is not found in the abundance of the things that he possesses.”
12:16 Then he spoke to them using a comparison, saying: “The fertile land of a certain wealthy man produced crops.
12:17 And he thought within himself, saying: ‘What should I do? For I have nowhere to gather together my crops.’
12:18 And he said: ‘This is what I will do. I will tear down my barns and build larger ones. And into these, I will gather all the things that have been grown for me, as well as my goods.
12:19 And I will say to my soul: Soul, you have many goods, stored up for many years. Relax, eat, drink, and be cheerful.’
12:20 But God said to him: ‘Foolish one, this very night they require your soul of you. To whom, then, will those things belong, which you have prepared?’
12:21 So it is with him who stores up for himself, and is not wealthy with God.”


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