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Christianity puts emphasis on the importance of the nameit is not just a tag but also an identity a being a meaning It is not merely a coincidence that whenever a parable tells the story of a selfish wealthy man the narrator never mentions the persons name The parable usually ends with the reader not knowing who the rich man is Compare such and the rich man parables with that of and some generous person stories Youll notice in the latter that the good person has a namea personality to call his own I will not be surprised if you are asking why I am giving such theological lecture After all I am supposed to be reflecting on the readings given I will go into that in a little while I am just giving you an idea on how the early Christiansif not Jesus Himselfdistinguished the good men from those who were not The parables tell the stories of people who are selfish and shrewdthese are not merely all about money and possessions The lessons go beyond that serving as warnings to us Christians I do not want to be a hypocrite if I say that money is of no importance to me Money is importantit is our mode of survival in these times Unless we live in a home where food is grown in trees fields or flocks of animals we need money to satisfy our hunger We need money to buy food to clothe our skin to shelter our heads Finance being a study of our cash flows plays an important role in helping us to value our money We must know how to value our money but with certain care We should not allow such love for money to compromise our morality and relationship with God The parables tell us just that I would have wanted to specifically reflect on one of the parables given It will be
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