Sharing an article relevant to my (and possibly your) interests.
National Post article: Explaining the Rich Man’s Misery
Or as the Bible tells it:
Sell your possessions and give to those in need. This will store up treasure for you in heaven! And the purses of heaven never get old or develop holes. Your treasure will be safe; no thief can steal it and no moth can destroy it.
Christine’s translation: You probably HAVE more than you NEED. You’re probably living with things that you could do without. PARE THINGS DOWN. Sell stuff on Kijij. AND INSTEAD OF POCKETING THE CASH, just give it away. Just give it. Away. [Because God loves the poor and you’re a Christian]. And don’t expect anything in return from those you give it to. You’re not giving it away for the thanks you’ll get. You’re not giving it away for the good feelings. You’re giving it away because HEAVEN is not some sort of next-world thing that happens after you’re dead – Heaven touches the here and now and you need it because “it” (heaven) is Christ himself, it is the Kingdom of God and YOU, Christian, belong there. In Christ.