Then he said to the people, “Beware! Be on your guard against greed of any kind, for even when a man has more than enough, his wealth does not give him life.”
And he told them this parable: “There was a rich man whose land yielded heavy crops. He debated with himself: ‘What am I to do? I have not the space to store my produce?
“‘This is what I will do,’ said he. ‘I will pull down my storehouses and build them bigger. I will collect in them all my corn and other goods, and then say to myself, “Man, you have plenty of good things laid by, enough for many years. Take life easy; eat, drink, enjoy yourself.”‘ But God said to him, ‘You fool, this very night you must surrender your life! You have made your money, but who will get it now?'”