At the Ash Wednesday service at our church, the minister read a passage from Matthew 6. The last portion (verses 19 – 21) really spoke to me, once again. I wanted to share these words of wisdom with you as a reminder that even 2000 years ago, the most influential person of all times had it figured out: Earthly treasures are for naught.
Why is it that we do not listen to the wisdom of those who have come before us in history and embrace their teachings? Why do we choose to forget?
Our obsession with treasures and 401Ks and big houses does not indicate that we have learned anything from history. We are not paying attention to what our excessive consumerism is doing to our planet and to us, the people.
I hope that we can take to heart these words spoken so many years ago:
Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust consume and where thieves break in and steal; but store up for yourselves treasures in heaven where neither moth nor rust consumes and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.