Greed

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Luke 12 vs 15; “And He said to them, ‘Take heed and be­ware of cov­etous­ness, for one’s life does not con­sist in the abun­dance of things he pos­sesses.’” HAVE you ever been hun­gry, re­ally hun­gry? So hun­gry that when food is placed in front of you, lit­er­ally you want to eat ev­ery­thing on the ta­ble.

Your eyes sum­mar­ily tell you that the food is not enough, but as you be­gin to eat you fill up rather quickly and be­fore you know it what you have eaten be­comes a frac­tion of what you thought you would eat.

Our lives are some­what like that, our eyes tell us that we must con­quer and have ev­ery­thing on sight and in a bid to oblige we start ac­quir­ing and con­sum­ing with­out re­course.

The re­al­ity is that the ta­ble that the Lord has pre­pared for us is full and boun­ti­ful, but if we are al­ways try­ing to de­vour ev­ery­thing we see at once we will never have the op­por­tu­nity to do jus­tice to ev­ery­thing pre­sented to us.

So as we go about our day to day lives may we learn to bite small chunks out of life that we can chew and di­gest. More does not al­ways mean we are hap­pier. If we take things a lit­tle at a time, tak­ing only what we are able to deal with, then we can fully tackle ev­ery­thing pre­sented to us.

May the Lord help us to learn that the gifts He has de­creed for us will al­ways be there re­gard­less of the time frame that may pass. Let us there­fore eat with our tum­mies rather than our eyes. Be blessed. REFLECTIONS OF A WORK IN PROGRESS ...

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