32 “Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has been pleased to give you the kingdom. 33 Sell your possessions and give to the poor. Provide purses for yourselves that will not wear out, a treasure in heaven that will not be exhausted, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys. 34 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
I have been reading a lot lately about financial turmoil. There are banks collapsing and lenders going under and lots of unrest. Christ assures us that our security doesn’t belong in this world. He tells us to sell everything that we have and give it away to the poor. I will be the first to admit that this is a hard thing to do. I look around my office area here at the computers and my collection of things, and I can’t comprehend what it would be like to get rid of all of it. I can’t honestly write and say that Jesus surely didn’t mean to say this to us either. I doubt any of us can truly claim to be poor. But there is no special spirituality to being poor either. I think a key to this is the last verse. Where is your treasure? Is it the things around you here on earth? Or is it the people you are taking with you to His Kingdom?