Possessions | Giving | New Year | Sacrifice

“Do not store up treasures for yourselves on earth…but store up treasures for yourselves in heaven…for wherever your treasure is, there will your heart be also” (Matthew 6:21).

Ernest Hemingway used to give things away at the beginning of a new year. He said he did so to prove that he owned them. He said that if he wasn’t able to give them away, he didn’t own them, they owned him. And he said he regretted that we spend so much time on things that cannot feel and cannot love instead of lavishing our care on people, who can feel our affection and return our love.

C.S. Lewis loved books. Someone once asked him if there would be books in…

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