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contentment Joan Winifred

Poor and Rich

“For you always have the poor with you, but you will not always have me.” Matthew 26:11

commentary read on topic: (my highlights)

Poverty is not new. Jehovah told ancient Israel that there would never cease to be poor ones in the land. (Deut. 15:11) Centuries later, Jesus acknowledged: “You always have the poor with you.” (Matt. 26:11) Did Jesus mean that there would always be poor people on the earth? No, he meant that there would be poor people as long as this corrupt system of things lasts. Therefore, how heartening it is to understand that Jesus’ miracles serve as portents of better times ahead under Kingdom rule when all will have plenty to eat and be satisfied! [excerpted: Christ the Power of God w ’15]

Which is worse/(more/less) suffering? materially rich yet spiritually poor? or spiritually rich yet materially poor?

spiritually poor and materially poor? Materially rich and spiritually rich?

my choices through the years manifest as the repeated pattern of choosing:  spiritual riches over material ones…which paradoxically has led me to a place of balance…not too rich not too poor…

is “just right”…Goldilocks contentment??;)  meaning..(having what you need when you need it—to accomplish what you need to do!🙂

7/23/18 @ 5:59 p.m.

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