Sunday, September 2nd


"Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." - Matthew 6:19-21

Dear Jesus, this is a hard one. I have never been to heaven and no one I know who is still on earth has either. So, we all get tied to the things of this earth as if they constitute wealth and security. But in fact both savers and spenders are fools if they do not consider that it will all be removed from their lives eventually. You are my greatest treasure and I already have all of you. Help me to live in peace knowing I have everything when I have you. And give me the wisdom and courage to speak to others about you. I want to lay up treasures in heaven and there is no greater treasure to you than people. AMEN

"Hoarding money on earth is like feeling really rich when you win at Monopoly. At the end, both winner and loser walk away and re-enter reality."