Awhile back, the angels asked me to dedicate Sundays to the Gospels. With Love and Gratitude, here is the Gospel of Luke 12:13-21- with a loving message and Channeled Angel Message behind it.
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 all who store up treasure for themselves
but are not rich in what matters to God.”
First, Jesus refuses to arbitrate the quarrel between brothers, a quarrel born of “greed” that has become the wedge between siblings who should value their love and oneness above their possessions. Jesus warns that “possessions” do not substitute for the real stuff of life.
In the parable, Jesus told of a rich man, whose land produced a bountiful harvest. Rather than thanking God (who is The Source of everything good) for giving him the land, or the harvest, or possibly even charitably giving to someone in need – the man rather sits back in self-congratulatory delight. God’s Voice chides him for his foolishness in thinking that his worldly goods could provide lasting security and for forgetting where true security lies and in what matters to God. [see reference]
“Greetings beloved all. In all matters, giving thanks to God is number one. For all blessings. Loving each other beloved is great to God and cannot be confused with greed for oneself. Give thanks to God for all you have, share with one another if you are able and know that the Heavenly Father who loves you is with you.” ~ St. Michael with the Angels
reference: Workbook for Lectors, Gospel Readers and Proclaimers of the Word 2016