August 4, 2019

Do you really need to hear this parable?

A sermon by Reverend Catherine Putnam-Netto

This parable really isn’t about your money; whether you have too much of it or too little; or give it away or don’t. It’s not about inheritances or possessions at all.  David Brooks, the NY Times commentator, in his book, The Road to Character suggests our adult lives are sandwiched between two documents: our resumes recounting our skills and external success, and our obituary or eulogy, recounting the virtues at the core of our being. And he essentially says, ‘Life is about reconciling the two’. I think this parable is about that….