How quickly the £50 withdrawn out of the “hole in the wall” disappears out of our hands on essentials. My topic on Sunday is based around our giving, thankfully not just money! In preparation for that sermon I came across the following little reflection, the source of which is unknown.
Money will buy
A bed but not sleep;
Books but not brains;
Food but not appetite;
Finery but not beauty;
A house but not a home;
Medicine but not health;
Luxuries but not culture;
Amusements but not happiness;
Religion but not salvation;
A passport to everywhere but heaven.
In a consumer society like ours it is worth touching base with what is really important in life.
I’ll let you know how I get on with the sermon later (don’t vote with your feet people of Helsby)!
Image by Andy Lindley via Twelvebaskets.