Generous of Spirit,

We have so much for which we can be grateful. And, we can forget. Inflation, volatile stock markets, supply chain shortages, material desires, can keep us in an endless loop of scarcity and aspiration. The more we have, the more we want; the more we want, the more we have to have—the proverbial “keeping up with the Joneses.” We become possessed by possessions, if you will.

This week, we will be looking at Luke 12:13-21 “The Parable of the Rich Fool,” who asks us to question: “What is enough? Are we enough? Where is the room for God? Where is the room for God’s desire for us and creation?”

In a December 10, 2015, Today Show interview, just a month before her 70th birthday, Dolly Parton spoke of her life and legacy. She said, “We always made jokes and said we didn’t even know we were poor till some smart aleck up and told us. We didn’t have any money, but we were rich in things that money don’t buy. You know, like love and kindness and understanding.”

I look forward to seeing you in the room or on Zoom Sunday at 10 am.

Be rich!
Rev. Michael Cronin

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