Wednesday, May 12, 2010

To whom much is given, much is expected - Luke 12:48

I recently came across this link - How Rich Are You? - "Every year we gaze enviously at the lists of the richest people in world. Wondering what it would be like to have that sort of cash. But where would you sit on one of those lists? Here's your chance to find out."

This is a simple exercise - enter what your earthly wages is (in US$, Euro Yen etc) and find out....

I was amazed!

For me, it helped me see things in perspective - how much more does one need when your needs of shelter, food, productive work, relationships with your love ones (God, family and friends) and health are already met?

Learning to find joy in contentment in this materialistic world is not easy - the usual keeping up with the Joneses and the ever tempting 'the grass is always greener elsewhere' syndrome can incessantly crowed out one's perspective.

I hope this resource can help you the way it helped me. As Jesus said in

Matthew 22:34-40

But when the Pharisees heard that He had put the Sadducees to silence, they gathered themselves together. And one of them, a lawyer, asked Him a question, testing Him, "Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?" And He said to him, "'You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the great and foremost commandment. The second is like it, 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.' On these two commandments depend the whole Law and the Prophets."

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