Don’t Be a Fool!

"Fool! This very night the demand will be made for your soul"

Luke 12:20
Ecclesiastes 1:2;2:21-23; Psalm 90:3-6,12-14,17; Colossians 3:1-5,9-11; Luke 12:13-21

Once upon a time, there was a king who had everything the world had to offer. But despite all the money, power, and prestige he possessed, he had a significant problem. He was not happy. And so, he summoned the wisest of wise men in his kingdom and asked them to provide him with an answer to his problem. “I want to be happy,” he said. “Tell me how to achieve happiness!”

After consulting with one another, the wisest of all the wise men in the kingdom came up with a solution to the king’s problem. “We believe you must find a truly happy man in the kingdom, take his shirt from him and wear it yourself. Then, you too will be happy.”

So, the king dispatched his elite equestrians to every corner of the kingdom, searching for a truly happy man, and, eventually, they found one. The trouble was, he didn’t own a shirt.

Today’s Gospel Lesson includes a familiar parable of Jesus in…

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