A Certain Rich Fool

A Certain Rich Fool (Luke 12:20)

A reflection on “The Man Who Was a Fool” a sermon by Martin Luther King

He suffered from the disease of egotism;

as we are, he was a victim of this cancer.

Jesus did not condemn his wealth,

just his misuse of his wealth.

He refused to realize

all life is interrelated,

disregarding God’s loving

refuge and strength,

His help when man is troubled.

The man was foolishly minimizing his

eternal and internal self,

maximizing the external and material,

fully involved with egotism and hoarding.

missing Jesus’ message to

feed the poor,

cloth the naked,

heal the sick.

Jesus did this

without wealth,

but with love only.

Is this certain rich man Western Society?

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