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FRIDAY, October 31

Luke 12:18, 20 Then [the rich man] said, “I will do this: I will pull down my barns and build larger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods.…” But God said to him, “You fool!”

I grew up in a tiny basement apartment in a New York City brownstone where storage space was minimal. Then we moved across the street, where we had closets and shelves, and I had my own bedroom. I was amazed at all the extra things we accumulated.

Today, as I look around my house, I feel the same way. So I’ve been trying to pare down, giving away some of my beloved books and lifelong collection of National Geographic magazines. I know that the skirts and sweaters I am not wearing could clothe the homeless; I know that my extra dishes would be kitchen treasure for mothers moving out of a local shelter into their own apartments.

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