Jesus recognized the great danger in wealth. It often becomes an avenue for isolation, pride, and self-sufficiency. It fuels dissatisfaction and discontent. It divides our loyalties. All the while, wealth blinds us to its harmful effects. Jesus calls us to count its true cost.
I have a shelf at home devoted to books about writing. I might even say I have two shelves devoted to those books now. I’ve read most of them, and some are better than others. But the best writing advice I’ve ever received didn’t come from a book.
The reality is that for every dramatic capture and for every high-profile win, there are untold days of invisible faithfulness and failure – of persevering, when the end of the story is unknown.