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Mar 11, 2018 • 10 am • Fools and Their Money Will Soon Be Parted

Phil Porter
Sunday Mar 11, 2018 10:00am
Sermon

Although the proverb about fools and their money being soon parted is not Biblical, Minister of Art & Communication Phil Porter suggests that it is still apt. In the context of the Lent theme “Lovers & Fools,” he suggests that if we love our brothers, sisters and siblings (even across boundaries) and if we are committed to being “Christ-foolish” then perhaps we should allow ourselves to be easily parted from our money. The scriptures, and in particular the words of Jesus (like his advice to the rich young man in Matthew 19:21), consistently call us to an alternative view of finances and economics in which the values of generosity, the common good, true life and a non-attachment to wealth are key spiritual practices.

Scripture
Matthew 19:21; 1 Timothy 6:17-19
Fourth Sunday in Lent
Sermon Series
Lent 2018
Content Categories
Progressive Christianity
Social Justice
Racial Justice
Environment
Inclusion/Diversity
Community
Love
Spirituality
Service
Faith Development
Keywords
fools
money
Jesus
rich young man
Christ-foolish
siblings
generosity
common good
true life
wealth
spiritual practice