Eat, Drink and be Merry

Church News | Sunday, 31 July 2022 |

By Joan Vine

Riches do not always bring happiness

Riches do not always bring happiness

At this morning’s Eucharist Service, we heard the parable of the wealthy landowner who had to build a bigger barn because he had accumulated more riches than he had room for… So assured was he that he had enough to keep him going for years, he thought he would lay-back, eat, drink and be merry, however, God had other ideas. In his sermon Andy reminded us that having wealth of any kind isn’t necessarily a bad thing, its what we do with that wealth that really matters. Having masses of money doesn’t always make for happiness, in fact it can create friction between loved-ones, friends and neighbours. At Evening Prayer, Revd Carolyn, also spoke about the parable saying how Jesus wants us to look at riches in a different way. As wealth can create greed, jealousy and resentment between those we care for, and we could end up losing the most precious possessions of all - that of what money cannot buy. Perhaps we should find more satisfaction in being grateful for what we already have and be thankful to God that we wake up each morning. So Eat, Drink and be Merry and thank God for the life he has given us… Amen

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