When more produces less

Aristotle used to teach that virtue was the mid point between two extremes. So, for example, whereas recklessness is one extreme and cowardice the other, courage is the mid point where virtue sits. The important thing is to keep things in balance.
Contentment is also a matter of keeping things in balance. The Book of Proverbs says; ‘Give me neither poverty nor riches, but give me just as much as I need…’ Contentment is found in realizing how much is enough. The deep spiritual malaise of today is that we have lost the concept of enough. We are wedded to a mentality that keeps us thirsting for more and more, while appreciating what we have less and less. We need to hear again those timeless words of the Bible that remind us that ‘It’s godliness with contentment that is our truly great gain.’

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