The Rich Fool ~ Harry Enfield

Part One~ Luke 12:16-21

(.in the style of Harry Enfield’s ‘I don’t believe it character…The fool mimes wherever possible)

Narrator: Two men were once arguing about money and possessions so……..

Jesus told them a parable:-

There once was a rich fool….

Fool: Only me!

Narrator: whose land produced an excellent crop. So he thought to himself:-

Fool: What did it go and do that for? I don’t believe it. I got loads of

money!

Narrator: Then he said:-

Fool: What am I going to do with all this ‘ere grain? I know! I’ll tear down my barns and build bigger ones!

Narrator: You don’t wanna do that! What’s ‘e wanna go and do that for?

Fool: To put all my grain in! Extensions….a second mortgage…buy myself

a car or two! All this for me? I don’t believe it!

Narrator: ‘e don’t believe it!

Fool: What did ‘e go and say that for? What did ‘e want to go and say that

for?

Narrator: Oh get on with it!

Fool: I’ll eat drink and be merry for the rest of me’ life! I don’t believe it!

Narrator: But God said to him:-

God: YOU FOOL, THIS VERY NIGHT YOUR LIFE WILL BE

DEMANDED OF YOU, THEN WHO WILL GET WHAT YOU

HAVE PREPARED FOR YOURSELF?

Fool: What did you wanna go and say that for?

What did you wanna go and say that for?

I don’t believe it! (and dies on the spot)

Narrator: This is how it will be with anyone who stores up good things for himself,

but is not rich towards God!

Luke 12:16-21: “Take care be on your guard against all kinds of greed; for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of possessions.”