II Kings 4:42-44; Psalms 145:10-11, 15-18; Ephesians 4:1-6; John 6:1-15
There’s a new series on one of the cable channels called “Extreme Cheapskates.” The program showcases families who are willing to go to extreme measures to stretch a buck. For example, in order to save on energy costs, one family uses a single light bulb that they bring around the house with them to light up the room they’re in. If they separate — say to go to the bathroom — there’s always a nearby candle they can use. At the grocery store, they actually un-peel bananas, and take grapes off the vines so they’ll weigh less at checkout. Another cheapskate, in a creative but sneaky way donated his favorite shirt to Goodwill so they would dry clean it — and then bought it back for $1!
The mother in another episode cooked a tray of lasagna for her family in the dishwasher. Yes, I said the dishwasher! After wrapping it tightly in foil (which of course she later recycled), the lasagna was heated during…