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Talking About Money

6 July, 2004 8:58 AM

Michelle over at Serenity Dawn had one of those blogging frenzy days yesterday when she posted five posts in just a few hours.

One that caught my eye was Where's your focus? where she talks about 'money'.

'What would people say if I sold everything, if I gave it all away to the poor? That I was being stupid not to make a plan and a future for my son? That I am naieve, living with my head in the clouds, not making sense?

Do I REALLY, truly trust God to supply my needs if giving it all up is what He'd require of me?

Paying lipservice to Christianity, being good and nice and kind - that's easy. But REALLY living what Jesus taught. That's just plain difficult. It goes against all safe and logical action, it recognizes the temporary status of this planet and another kingdom not of this world, it defies worldly economics.'

I left my long comments there.

Comments

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what's a "herf" link? :)

i think the html code's suppsed to be href instead of herf. ..

the other darren » 6 July, 2004 11:23 AM

Thank you for your comments on my post Darren - and yes, I do tend to have Monday "blogging frenzies" I guess! :) (I'm just not one for a single, very long post every day, more like snippets as they hit the brain - and then I kinda run out of words/thoughts on Tuesdays...).

I guess the real issue behind "money" is - how deep does my committment to God go? Is it more for show than anything else, just surface stuff, or am I truly in there for the long haul, with everything I have? I try to be, but I'm not sure I'm as "real" as I'd like to be... It's a constant growth thing, becoming and journeying each day. Some days harder than others.

Michelle » 6 July, 2004 5:39 PM

I've been struggling, or maybe just becoming more aware of the struggle, with similar issues lately. For me, the issue is trusting God. If I give up control, and give that control to God, then that's a fairly spooky idea for me. Control over money, safety, security, stability and so on. Control over and clinging to my false self.

Ignatius of Loyola said that few people realize just what God would make of them if they only abandoned themselves into his hands and let themselves be formed by his grace.

Steve Bogner » 6 July, 2004 9:00 PM

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