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St. Paul Lutheran Church, Runge: “Life does not consist in the abundance of possessions”
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In the Gospel lesson from Luke chapter 12 Jesus relates a parable of a rich man who stores up his possessions for himself, but Jesus warns us to "Take care! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; for one's life does not consist in the abundance of possessions". In our culture we are constantly bombarded with more and more stuff or possessions and we can easily get caught up in the endless circle. We might be greedy for investment, greedy for possessions, greedy for a big house, greedy to purchase experiences,... you get the idea! Jesus warns us that we are here on earth just a little while, but we have the opportunity to spend eternity with God.

Jesus wants us to seek an abundant life in the Spirit, an abundance of love and community. This is not an abundance that we can store away in big houses, or barns, or pocketbooks. An abundant life in the Spirit exists precisely in its use. The more we love, the richer we are in love. The more we pray, the richer our communion with God. The more we share what we have, the more we find to share. The riches Jesus hopes for us will fill our hearts.

Sunday morning worship services at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Runge begin at 8:30 a.m. followed by fellowship and Sunday School. Pastor Randal Bruno and the congregation invite you to come and worship our Lord and Savior.
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