More on wealth
Great comment came in from yesterday’s entry, wanted everyone to see it:
Your concluding words are inspirational, saying, “I realize I’ve been wealthy all my life. I’m realizing you don’t have to own something to have it. We’re all on the receiving end of divine abundance.” Well said!
Do you think maybe Jesus had this understanding you’ve gained in mind for his followers when he said, “Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom. Sell your possessions, and give alms; provide yourselves with purses that do not grow old, with a treasure in the heavens that does not fail, where no thief approaches and no moth destroys. For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also”?
It is easy to say, “Jesus just said these words to a certain rich ruler (which he did, later on) who may have had more riches that he needed,” but the truth is that Jesus said these words to his whole little flock of disciples too, some of whom were middle class fishermen -- certainly not of the wealthy class.
I know [that] a disciple who has sold his or her possessions and given alms with their funds -- and continues in these words -- will be more or less like Ol’ Mother Hubbard with a seemingly empty cupboard, but those “treasures in the heavens that do not fail” are actually packed into that empty cupboard (call it your spiritualized consciousness), and will be overflowing from the invisible as needed. Note, I didn’t say “as wanted.”
Jesus said to his followers regarding the glorifying of his Spirit (the Spirit of truth) following his crucifixion: “He will glorify me, for he will take what is mine, and declare it to you. All that the Father has is mine; therefore I said that he will take of what is mine, and reveal it to you.” “All that the Father has” -- who could ask for anything more? And it starts out with a willingness to trust in God, and, as you said above, that “you don’t have to own something to have it.”
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