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The parable of the rich fool

Someone called out from the crowd saying “Teacher, tell my brother to split the estate with me.” Jesus said, “Man, who appointed me as a judge over you to decide such things like that? Be on guard against greed because real life isn’t about having a lot of things.”

He then told them a parable. “There was a rich man who had a very productive farm. In fact, it was so productive that he decided that it would be a good idea to tear down his barns and build bigger ones to store everything he had. He said to himself, ‘I have enough stored away for many years. I can take it easy and eat drink and be merry!’

But then God said to him ‘Fool! This very night you are going to die. All these things you have saved up – who will get them?’ The very same thing will happen to those people who get rich here on earth but are poor in heaven.”

LK 12:13-21

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