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What does it mean to be rich toward God?
Richness in spirit - detachment from eartly possessions. When you have cuumulated them what do you do? they are of no value in the Kingdom but only a means to do good to others on this earth. On loan.To be exchanged for heavenly treasure by making them bear good fruit. Foolish to get attached when death will physically part us from those. But most of all it`s our spiritual death we risk to bring to ourselves. A short story by Verga comes to mind: La Roba. The main character cumulates a lot of material goods and when about to die starts crushing all to pieces slashing even the hens with a stick cause he cannot bring all this with him. Literal madness too - loss of proportiosn - inordinate attachments and cravings sprouting. Addictions of all sorts sprouting.



By: Alessandra Parrini
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What does it mean to be rich toward God?
    Our Lord said, if you love me you will keep my commandement and abides by them.



By: thomas akanvese
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Jesus said that where your treasure is,there will your heart be also.
First of all your heart be before God.



By: Takao Ogawa
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What does it mean to be rich toward God?
God wants us to look to him for everything and not to trust in earthly possessions which do not last into eternity. Being rich towards God means giving your all to him, your trust, your love, your time, your heart, everything, he wants us to love him more than our lives. He loves us so much he chose his son as a sacrifice for us.



By: jemima
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The Parable of the Rich Fool

One of the multitude said to him, "Teacher, tell my brother to divide the inheritance with me."
But he said to him, "Man, who made me a judge or an arbitrator over you?" He said to them, "Beware! Keep yourselves from covetousness, for a man's life doesn't consist of the abundance of the things which he possesses."
He spoke a parable to them, saying, "The ground of a certain rich man brought forth abundantly. He reasoned within himself, saying, 'What will I do, because I don't have room to store my crops?' He said, 'This is what I will do. I will pull down my barns, and build bigger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods. I will tell my soul, "Soul, you have many goods laid up for many years. Take your ease, eat, drink, be merry."'
"But God said to him, 'You foolish one, tonight your soul is required of you. The things which you have prepared--whose will they be?' So is he who lays up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God."

Luke 12:13-21
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