Throwing your treasure away

There’s an ancient legend from the Black Sea of a touchstone which would turn everything you hold into gold. The only way to tell if you had one was by its warmth. Well, there was a man who became so obsessed with finding a touchstone that he sold everything he had and spent the rest of his life searching the shores of the Black Sea, picking up stones, feeling them cold in his hand, and then tossing them into the sea. After years of doing this he picked up a stone one day, which suddenly turned warm. But before he realised what he was doing, he threw it away, just as he had thousands of others.
The message in that legend is not to become so dulled by the routines of life that when a treasure reveals itself to you, you throw it away without thinking. It’s what many people do with the greatest treasure of all – faith in God.

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