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
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
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.”