Sin and True Humanity

With Rev. Bill Comfort  (7/31/16)

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Gospel of Mary 9: 2-7

“And Desire said, 'I did not see you go down, but now I see you go up. Why do you lie, since you know you belong to me?'

“The Soul answered and said, 'I saw you. You did not see me or know me. I lived as a garment and you did not know me.'”

When the Soul had said this, it went away, rejoicing greatly.

Luke 12: 13-21

Someone in the crowd said to him, “Teacher, tell my brother to divide the family inheritance with me.”

But he said to him, “Friend, who set me to be a judge or arbitrator over you?

And he said to them, “Take care! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; for one's life does not consist in the abundance of possessions.

Then he told them a parable: “The land of a rich man produced abundantly. And he thought to himself, What should I do, for I have no place to store my crops?

“Then he said, I will do this: I will pull down my barns and build larger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods. And I will say to my soul, Soul you have ample goods laid up for many years: relax, eat, drink, be merry.

“But God said to him, You fool! This very night your life is being demanded of you. And the things you have prepared, whose will they be?

“So it is with those who store up treasures for themselves but are not rich towards God.”



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