Tuesday, 2 August 2022

Money is like sea water

The Roman's had a proverb that went like this: "Money is like sea water - the more you drink it, the thirstier you become." 

In our generation we see this proverb coming to life, although I think this has been true of all generations. Greed is at the heart of many public ills and is certainly prevalent in most governments. It is ironic that the more we pursue "greed" the thirstier we become.

"Greed is a bottomless pit which exhausts the person in an endless effort to satisfy the need without ever reaching satisfaction.” – Erich Fromm

I believe that if we had the privilege of hearing Jesus preach in our modern churches he would use the same words he used in the first century: 

"Then he said, “Beware! Guard against every kind of greed. Life is not measured by how much you own.” - Luke 12:15

Living in Grace


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