For it is left behind

Riches, riches, riches…

I worry about money, possessions, accumulating.

For what?  For whom? How?

I should be grateful that I have a roof over my head, a job to sustain me, and an inheritance to secure me.  But, that is never enough.

Why do we have to be better than?  Do we have to have more than?  Why do we possess?

Greed and egotism rot the soul.

For He has said, “You fool!  This very night your life is being demanded of you.  And the things you have prepared, whose will they be?  So it is with those who store up treasures for themselves but are not rich toward God.”

This is a telephone call.

I pick-up.  He says, “Worry not, my child.  Release yourself of your need of ego, your need of more, your need of possessions, and just rest in me.”

I answer, “Show me the riches in my life.”

And, I look around, and they are there.

Family, friends, a house, animals, automobiles, food…all there.

I pray to release this egotism and this drive for more, more, more.

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