Normally on my commute into work I am the one who gets overtaken, it’s pretty rare that I overtake anyone (even with a whistling turbo) but the other day I caught up to the fruito. He travels from house to house selling fruit & vegetables. You can see the silver bowl in one of the boxes, it is designed to fit into the scales & give an accurate weight for doing honest business.
Buying & selling is a big part of life in a world obsessed with consumerism & economy driven governments. Apparently things make us happy until we are unhappy with that thing & we need a new thing to make us happy again, all the while someone tells us we can’t be satisfied unless we have the latest & greatest thing to make us happy. Generally speaking this is the mainstream in the slip stream of getting stuff.
Jesus taught that there is more to this life, it’s not that we can’t enjoy stuff but in the great personal equation of things of scissors, paper & rock we are called to consider this question. What good will it be for you to gain the whole world, yet forfeit your soul? Or what can you give in exchange for your soul? Matt 16:26.
There is a right & a wrong way to live & basing your belief of what is right or wrong requires more than just your feelings or your willful inclinations. One day our lives will be measured by what we have built upon & the fruit it has produced. According to Jesus we need His light & truth to make it to the heavenly eternal home. That is why He came, that is why He taught & that is why He died & rose again.
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