Perhaps God gave us breath like manna. We can’t store them up, or “save them for the next one.” He only gives them to us, moment by moment.
-K. Michael Prewitt
Hold your breath…. bottle it up and save it for the next one.
Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; life does not consist in an abundance of possessions.
The ground of a certain rich man yielded an abundant harvest. He thought to himself, ‘What shall I do? I have no place to store my crops.’ Then he said, ‘This is what I’ll do. I will tear down my barns and build bigger ones, and there I will store my surplus grain. And I’ll say to myself, “You have plenty of grain laid up for many years. Take life easy; eat drink and be merry.” ‘
But God said to him, ‘You fool! This very night your life will be demanded from you. Then who will get what you have prepared for yourself?’
This is how it will be with those who store up things for themselves but are not rich towards God.
-Jesus, ‘The Parable of the Rich Fool’ (Lk 12:15-21)