Ecclesiastics 1:2;2:21-23; Psalms 95:1-2,6-9; Colossians 3:1-5,9-11; Luke 12:13-
A popular magazine once published an amusing story about an organization which offered a bounty of five thousand dollars each for wolves captured alive …
It turned Sam and Jed into fortune hunters. Day and night they scoured the mountains and the forests looking for their valuable prey.
Exhausted one night, they fell asleep on the ground, dreaming of their potential fortune. Suddenly, Sam awoke to discover that he and Jed were surrounded by at least fifty angry wolves with flaming eyes and bared teeth.
Sam nudged his companion and said, “Jed, wake up! We’re rich!”
During the United States Great Depression in the nineteen thirties, many wealthy persons lost everything. And many gave personal testimony which said they had not begun to discover what life was all about until their fortunes had been wiped out.
Why must the greedy wait until disaster strikes and the wolves are at the door to wake up to the truth of Henry David Thoreau’s observation that “Money is…