Or, The Person with the Most Toys Doesn’t Win.
I have never been one to place value on things over people. I have always believed that the greater treasures lie in the relationships we make and the people we meet along the way. How happy can one be if they have everything they ever wanted, but no one to share it? How content can one be to have everything and be too paranoid that someone will steal it to share it with others?
Jesus, through the gospel of Luke, teaches us that being greedy isn’t in God’s plan. Being generous with ones heart and possessions is far more rewarding in the long run, both in this world and the next. Riches cannot be measured in dollars and possessions, not for me anyway.
To me, true riches are measured in the love you give to others and the love that others have for you. It is measured in the friends you have, and in the smile of a person who has no home that smiles with true gratitude at the food that you bring them to eat. True riches is the blessing of life that God allows us to experience every morning when we wake. True riches is the beauty in nature that He has created for us to enjoy, not the latest app, computer gadget, or the newest car.
Do you consider yourself rich? I do.
Until next time, God Bless.