"Let your life be free from love of money but be content with what you have..."
What's wrong with money anyway? It can be nice to have when the bills come, but why is the author of Hebrews telling us not to love money? I think it's because money doesn't love us back. Earlier in the reading we are told to welcome strangers with hospitality. We are told to visit prisoners, care for the ill-treated and honor our marriages. All imply a mutual back-and-forth; a relationship. Money offers no such advantage. We can dedicate our lives to the pursuit of money and end up losing relationships. Love of money is not a viable relationship. Today, being Friday, may be payday for some. How can we look at that check in terms of fostering relationships instead of just padding our own coffers? How can we use that money to foster hospitality and care for others--building relationships? Money isn't a good lover. Money is more of a taker than a giver and that makes the relationship very one-sided. How can we turn all that around in our lives? How can we be joyfully content with what we have, and demonstrate that by sharing it? Love, heidi