"I dare say, in the vast majority of cases, it would be found that it was misery that taught more than happiness, it was poverty that taught more than wealth, it was blows that brought out their inner fire more than praise."

Even in the artistic world we find that the more hardship the artist had the greater the quality of their work.

Lou

Do we dare search our heart to find out who or what we really serve!

I would say we all are a slave to money to some degree, who can fully trust the Lord to look after them in retirement.  I some cases poor poeple are happier than rich people.

We should not be slaves to money to any degree but be always ready to have money work for us, our family, charities, and planning for retirement. The Lord looks after us by giving us ourselves and the means of earning a living.

In Luke today it says you must repent before forgivness can be given.  So many people don't get it, forgivness from God is a free gift but not everyone accepts. Share the word with others but let them make their own choice, you don't want to become their stumbling block.

Anon