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Rich Landowner Learns that God Owns Everything

The late Bishop Edwin Hughes once delivered a rousing sermon on "God’s Ownership" that put a rich parishioner’s nose out-of-joint. The wealthy man took the Bishop off for lunch, and then walked him through his elaborate gardens, woodlands, and farm. "Now are you going to tell me," he demanded when the tour was completed, "that all this land does not belong to me?" Bishop Hughes smiled and suggested, "Ask me that same question a hundred years from now." (Bennett Cerf, Leadership, Vol. 1, no. 2)

From a sermon by Carl Kolb, Worship, 10/24/2009

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