On Wealth and Greed

On Wealth and Greed

Scripture Reading: The Parable of the Rich Fool

We find ourselves in a long stretch of collections of parables and teaching stories from this section of Luke. In this particular parable that we hear this morning, at first hearing, without perhaps any reflection, we get the immediate impression that it’s probably not very good to be wealthy. It seems simple, straightforward, but as with most things in scripture, there are a lot more subtleties involved. At face value, it may not be quite what it appears.