No pockets in a shroud

John D. Rockefeller used to be the world’s richest man. He was once asked how much a person needed to be happy; and with great insight into human nature, he replied: ‘Just a little bit more.’ After his death, a reporter, who was writing an article about the size of the Rockerfeller estate, called one of Rockefeller’s senior aides and asked, “How much did Rockefeller leave behind?” The aide, with great insight into the nature of human reality answered, “All of it.”
Most of us know that old Irish saying that there are no pockets in a shroud, but how many of us, I wonder, really take note of it? That’s why Jesus said we should lay up treasures for ourselves in Heaven – treasures that enrich us in this life and the next. And these are the treasures of faith, hope and love. The only thing we’ll take with us is what we are within.

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