Seeing things in their true perspective

In the wake of the Global Economic Crisis, USA Today ran an article entitled Bubble burst: Views on sour economy. It reported that nearly half of the people surveyed believed the recession was a payback for society’s overindulging, and that it has finally shown them what is really important.
It’s strange but true that it often takes the loss of something to help us see things in true perspective. It’s a theme that runs continuously through the Bible. The Old Testament Book of Proverbs says: ‘Cast but a glance at riches, and they are gone.’ Jesus said the same thing about our obsession with storing up stuff on earth that we know we’ll not be able to hold on to. ‘It’s your spiritual assets that count,’ he said. ‘So stockpile treasure in heaven, because it’s the place you will most want to be, and will end up being.’

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