Saturday, February 21, 2009

But what about...?

From this morning's lessons:

But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it. But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that. I Timothy 6:6-8

My first reaction, every time I run into this verse, is "But what about...?"

What about my family's health needs?

What about my older kid's college?

What about the aging appliances?

What about what about what about what about...

Last night, I told a struggling parishioner to "keep the picture small, give thanks for daily bread, because the big picture is too scary." This morning's reading reminds me how much I need the same advice.

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