Why do we keep things from the past?  Perhaps we hope that someday they’ll be worth a lot of money, or perhaps they hold special memories for us.  But what happens when we start holding on to things too hard or to too much, and we stop holding on to Jesus?  Jesus says it’s not what you have, but what you ARE that matters.  He says we should be rich towards God, not rich towards ourselves.  But how do we do this?  To be rich towards God isn’t about money, although that can be part of it.  What it means is that we have been given riches in the form of our time, our resources and our talents.  The way we use these riches is what determines if we are fools or not.  Are we hoarding these riches, keeping them to ourselves, or are we using them to the glory of God?

Based on Luke 12:13-24.