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Where is our heart?

What makes our lives worthwhile?

The gospel story for this Sunday has been called, by at least one commentator, the parable of the foolish barn guy. In our lectionary the second half of the story, Luke 12:22-34 have been left off. It is helpful to read these verses as well.

At its heart this story is about where our heart is, or to put it another way, what is it that gives meaning to our lives? How do we judge our lives to be worthwhile? For the barn guy it was his own comfort and sense of importance – those big barns are not just to store things but to show how much he has? But in Luke we have already heard the parable of the Samaritan outlining what Jesus and Luke thought that measure should be.

So what measure do we apply to our lives? What makes our lives worthwhile?

A Shocking Story about our Neighbour