THE HIGH HIDDEN COSTS
I don’t know who was responsible for it, but I vividly recall the picture that appeared in our high school paper. It featured a brand new convertible and underneath was the question: “Would you pay $250,000 for this car?” It went on to say that, although the actual price of the car was something like $10,000, the other $240,000 represented what one would lose in a lifetime of earnings if one opted to drop out of school so that the pictured automobile might be obtained NOW! It was a good way of saying that it pays to get an education — and to demonstrate what one pays if one does not get an education. However, the moral could certainly be broadened considerably. What a terrible price we pay when ever we fail to take “the long range” view. Immediate gratification in almost any area of life is never worth what it costs. As Christians we may have to “pay a…
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