The parable of the rich man throws a challenge to our capitalistic tendencies. What is Jesus teaching and how can we understand the parable of this difficult parable? If we look only at the parable, we miss the freedom Jesus is creating. The parable is a warning and an invitation to consider life more holistically than just a life of accumulating riches. What else can we add to life? And what is the Spirit Jesus is encouraging us to develop? Many misleading teachings have emerged from the church throughout history about money and poverty, wealth and accumulation. This Sunday we examine some perspectives about wealth and life.