Going Down

In London the world’s super rich are digging deep for more leisure space.

I guess it’s a good idea. They can get used to going down below, and if the leisure space has a sauna they can get used to the heat as well.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06624317806947588259 Rachel Gray

    Father, I thought your comment was perhaps a bit harsh, until I read the story about the garages and all and was strongly reminded of this… Then he said to them, “Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; a man’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.” And he told them this parable: “The ground of a certain rich man produced a good crop. He thought to himself, ‘What shall I do? I have no place to store my crops.’ “Then he said, ‘This is what I’ll do. I will tear down my barns and build bigger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods. And I’ll say to myself, “You have plenty of good things laid up for many years. Take life easy; eat, drink and be merry.” ‘ “But God said to him, ‘You fool! This very night your life will be demanded from you. Then who will get what you have prepared for yourself?’ “This is how it will be with anyone who stores up things for himself but is not rich toward God.”

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04298493682961935337 Mrs Jackie Parkes MJ

    Saddoes R Us!

  • fried chicken strips

    “‘O God, I thank you that I am not like the rest of humanity—greedy, dishonest, adulterous—or even like this tax collector. I fast twice a week, and I pay tithes on my whole income.’ But the tax collector stood off at a distance and would not even raise his eyes to heaven but beat his breast and prayed, ‘O God, be merciful to me a sinner.’ I tell you, the later went home justified, not the former; for everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and the one who humbles himself will be exalted” (Luke 18:11-14).It is easy to find someone embracing the extremity of some vice, compare myself and seem righteous. And much harder to look within myself and ask the Lord, “where am I dependent on my possessions.” In the struggle to be as perfect as the Father is perfect, there is only constant conversion. No place I stop tilling the field to say, “I’m done.” Rather than a lifestyle to pride in, poverty is a tool to pry myself from dependency and depend on the Lord. What other treasure in heaven could there be than to clear the clutter of our hearts and leave room for the Lord? Some prefer the clutter, which is rather sad as is this story.

  • fried chicken strips

    I know my last post was something serious, but it’s my two cents and has nothing to do with Fr. Longnecker’s humorous remark.