The only sure way out of that hole

A few years ago, the Isleta Casino in New Mexico used a TV commercial showing images of dollar bills floating down to an outstretched hand while an announcer said: ‘So the holidays have passed, and those credit card bills just keep piling up? Well, Isleta Casino Resort comes to your rescue.’ The ad provoked a storm of criticism denouncing it as a blatant attempt to target people who were uneducated, desperate and poor.
But you don’t have to be a genius to know that the problem in gambling is that irrational part of us that traps us into chasing our losses and digging ourselves into an even deeper hole. How much better to remember what Jesus said: ‘Seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things will be added to you.’ ‘For God has said, I will never abandon you.’

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