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Hitting it Big


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      It seems to be commonly accepted nowadays that everyone wants to win the lottery, hit the slots big at the casino, or be a millionaire. This attitude is akin to what the first hearers of the parable of the successful farmer would have thought: Why, of course he’d want to find a way to preserve his good fortune for the future, to secure for himself a life of leisure, eating, drinking, and merriment. It’s exactly the kind of life that the right ticket, hand of cards, or quiz show answer might bring us today. Being surrounded by this “common wisdom” makes the words of Qoheleth, the psalmist, Paul, and Jesus all that much harder to hear today. Perhaps good fortune will be ours, perhaps it will not be. But if we make that fortune or the quest for it the heart, the very center, of our lives, then we will live to regret it. We will not achieve the future security we pursue, and we will lose the present moment in the chase.

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  Parece cosa comúnmente aceptada hoy día que todo el mundo quiere ganarse la lotería, ganar en el casino o ser millonario. Esta actitud es similar a la de los primeros oyentes de la parábola del agricultor próspero que pensarían: Por supuesto. Él tenía que buscar la manera de preservar su buena fortuna para el futuro, para asegurarse una vida muelle, comiendo, bebiendo y gozando. Es exactamente la clase de vida que nos brindaría hoy el billete premiado, una buena mano de cartas o la respuesta correcta en el programa de TV. Estar rodeados por este “sentido común” hace mucho más difícil escuchar hoy las palabras de Cohélet, del salmista, de Pedro y de Jesús. Quizás nos sonría la buena fortuna, quizás no. Pero si hacemos que esa fortuna o su búsqueda sea el corazón, el centro mismo de nuestra vida, viviremos para lamentarlo. No adquiriremos la seguridad futura que perseguimos y perderemos el momento presente por estar persiguiéndola.

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