Thursday, March 08, 2012

love thursday 03.08.12 ~ love of money

(my 4 year old great nephew
took this shot of my boots)

For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, and in their eagerness to be rich some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pains. But as for you, [people of God], shun all this; pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance, gentleness.

1 Timothy 6:10-11

Let's get this straight...the love of money is the root of evil. Not money, but the love of money. Got that?

Another word for that is greed.

Money is a tool. Any tool can be used for good or for ill. I once heard a spiritual teacher say that one of the problems for people on the spiritual path is their disdain for money. He said that we need money so that it will allow us to do the good we want to do.

As long as the money doesn't become the goal, I agree with him. Those who have access to that tool have a great power in their hands. And just like anything else, that which we hang onto for the sake of hanging on can become "rotten" in our possession. So can our beliefs about it.

Flow. Use tools wisely. Use them for good.


Joan said...

Nice boots! Sawyer did a good job!

Kathryn Grace said...

Important distinction. I love that: "Flow."