The parable of the rich fool in the Gospel of Luke is a paradigm for anyone who has wealth of any sort. In hearing Jesus tell this story, the hearer is reminded that it is not wealth that condemns, but how one uses riches can do so.

How important are my “things?” Do I own them or do they own me? Where do possessions fit into my Christian life?

Dear Jesus, thank you for blessing me with the people in my life. I am grateful for the riches that you bestow on me. May I always place people before things.