Why do we love Money?
By Julia Fernandes
God created man and man createdmoney and money is now ruling man. It was man who assigned money its highestvalue. As a result of which, today, money stands out as the most desirablething in the whole world. But, money has value only on earth; on all the otherplanets it has no value at all. I am sure if aliens visit our planet they wouldnot even care for our money. In Heaven, too, money has zero value.
It is only man that loves money somuch. Animals and birds are free from the cares and love of money. We don’teven realize that our lives revolve mostly around paper and metal that we callmoney. Money was invented as a means of facilitating exchange of goods andservices. But, today, it has spiraled into something else altogether. Insteadof keeping God as the nucleus in our lives we keep money at the centre of ourlives, only because money calls the shots on earth.
Money can change us. And that isthe most scary part. If you are good you can turn bad. It can corrupt you inways you can never imagine. When one cannot earn by honest means, the love formoney lures people to cheat, rob and even kill one another. Some realize thiswhile others don’t. Money has become some sort of demi-god on earth. It has thehighest potential to cause disruption even in the closest of closerelationships.
When we die we leave all our cashand coins back here on earth. All the precious things which money can buy areleft back on earth. We even leave our bodies behind. Only our souls accompanyus. In Heaven, God surely does not check our bank balance, but He checks thebalance of good deeds done on earth. He does not care how we spent our money;He will most likely ask how we spent our lives.
Man is dust and when we die wereturn to dust. Similarly, money is just paper. When it becomes old and soiledit returns to its original worth -- paper. As a consolation, we still have oursoul that is eternal, but money has no soul. It remains just a body, and itsimportance is confined only to the four corners of the earth. Beyond thisrealm, nobody knows what the hell money is!
It is widely said that money is anecessary evil. That is wrong. Money is not bad. It is our attitude towardsmoney -- one that of blindly pursuing and worshipping it -- that is bad. Givemoney just the importance it needs, not a penny more. Money takes care of ourbasic needs on earth. That is its only role. So, accord it the importance thatcommensurates with its role
We live in a deceptive world andmoney is one of the greatest deceptions. Money creates the illusion that it hasthe power to cater and meet all our needs. But we never realize our provider issomebody else. And that is God. This whole universe belongs to Him and everygood thing comes from Him.
Earn money but don’t love it; respect money but don’tworship it. God can give you money but money cannot give you God. So, thegreatest treasure worth pursuing is God and His love and not money. For whenour time is up here, it is God’s face that you will be seeing in Heaven and notthe face of money.
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