My little red car

I remember the first time I saw my little red Renault 750, sitting in a used car lot. It was my first car and I fell in love with it. It didn’t go very fast and sounded like a chaff cutter, but I kept on loving it until I went to the Sydney Motor Show and sat inside a brand new Mini-Minor. When I returned to my little red car I hated it and couldn’t wait to get rid of it.
What is it about us that can love something one moment and despise it the next? Whatever it is, it impoverishes our lives, because the only real value of anything is in the pleasure it brings us. Funnily enough, years later I saw a little Renault at a display of classic cars; and I prefered it to all the Minis on display. It makes me think that the Bible is right when it says ‘Our real wealth in life is godliness with contentment.’

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