“For what will it profit them to gain the whole world and forfeit their life?” (Mark 8:36)
With the opening up of the non-essential shops, I wonder how many of us have, during this lockdown, made the discovery that buying and owning “stuff” does not bring us the happiness we thought it did. Spending our time chasing after the newest gadget or the most up to date fashion in a vain attempt to make us feel good about ourselves. Unease and insecurity returning when a newer version comes along!
God gave us LIFE to spend and not to keep - not for ourselves, but for the benefit of others. If we spend our time caring for the needs of those less fortunate than us, using our talents to make someone else’s life more bearable, then our own lives, our souls, find their true worth.
Lyn Hayes, ALM