“I will pull down my barns and build bigger ones,” said the rich man.
Some of us can’t see the forest for the trees. This poor man couldn’t see the harvest for the barns. His problem was about trust capacity, not storage capacity.
We all need “containers” for our lives: significance, security, companionship. Building such “barns”--and ones that look good to us and to others--is the necessary and preoccupying work of the first half of life.
And, there is more to life than this. What are your “barns” meant to hold? To give to others? What a tragedy to waste our lives battling for the biggest and best barn, when Christ was born into the meanest of mangers.
Let your prayer simply be holding the purely loving gaze of God.
Saint Paul Lutheran Church
715 South Third Street
Clinton, IA 52732
(at the foot of the south bridge)