It is quite conceivable that we might spend our whole life trying indiscriminately to earn so much money and amass all sorts of pleasures, luxuries and securities only to eventually miss out on the ultimate purpose of life which is happiness – eternal happiness.
Hence, it does not matter how much money we make, or the kind of car we drive, or the worth of fabrics we wear, or the academic qualifications/degree(s) we have, or whatever positions we occupy in society. For neither money nor possessions can buy heaven, mend a broken heart, or cheer a lonely person. None of the above can be given in exchange for the promise of the life to come.
Therefore can we be said to be behaving sensibly and maturely when we chase after these material things, positions, and honours which often does not help us to gain eternal happiness at the end of our lives here on earth?
Reflection Passage: Matthew 16:24-28
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And “You will be enriched in every way for your great generosity, which will produce thanksgiving to God through us” – 2 Corinthians 9:11
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