What does it mean to be a follower of Christ? After we have put our trust in him as our Savior from sin, how do our lives change? Today Jesus teaches us that following him means knowing the worthlessness of worldly wealth. "Eat, drink, and be merry" is no less the message we hear today than it was in Jesus' time. The temptation to become preoccupied with money and possessions is truly great. Following Christ means always having our hearts and lives focused on spiritual riches instead.