Capital’s Dead Hand (Luke 12:13-21)

A man insisted Jesus judge a family dispute.

Instead he heard a sermon cutting straight through to the root. 

Dismissing all inheritance as capital’s dead hand,

the Lord went on to speak of things that all can understand.


“Your life is more than stuff to want in quantities untold.

There was a man not far from here whose barns could barely hold

the harvest of his crops, so he decided to rebuild. 

and rest himself from labor while admiring coffers filled.


How little did he know about the frailty of life.

His treasure, like his time, would disappear that very night. 

So, turn your focus heavenward and live with that in mind.

It’s not the stuff you get to have. That all gets left behind.“


Image:  Melinda Gimpel on Unsplash

Source:   Luke 12:13-21

Text:   David Alexander, 2022, CC BY-SA NC 4.0

Tune:   Clonmel, Public Domain


Audio:  Used by Permission  

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