Our Lord's audience was ninety percent given over to farming.

Monday, 10 23/17

With the latest American statistics showing less than two percent of our population engaged in farming, the force of Our Lord's harvesting parables are lost on us.

Not so with me. I spent the first eleven years of my priesthood ministering to a Korean population of which ninety percent of the people were in farming, with ten percent  as potters busing with turning clay into giant urns for storing their kimchi.

Our people near starved through February, March and half of April, while the next two months were given to marriages and heavy eating, with some drinking.

Jesus called the rich man a fool because he missed out on the partying and feasting while he was building large barns.

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