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Writer Rider

What a wonderful memorial to a friend. This makes me want to look Mac up in the new system.

Screech

Wonderful story, Tom. I hope someday to be remembered in a similar way. I know that's kinda how my Dad lives now, though circumstances aren't always as accomodating as he'd like.

I have always respected those who have been able to put off worldly pursuits for their ministry. It's not an easy task, and for some reason, it seems to demand more respect than those who work and become wealthy in a material sense. I've seen, however, how both lifestyles give someone a sense of wealth.

A person with money and material posessions feels satisfied with the work they've done. A person who has litle material things but who has made a life in a spiritual sense, also looks back on their life and feels satisfied with their work.

One difference between the two, however: I have rarely seen a person with spiritual wealth envy the person with material wealth, yet I've seen the person with material wealth envy the spiritually wealthy person quite often. It's an important truth that is often overlooked, especially now that we are living in challenging economic times.

Tom Sheepandgoats

Writer Rider:

I think you wrote a post about your grandfather. I noted some similarities, mainly preferance for the simple life.

Screech:

"I have rarely seen a person with spiritual wealth envy the person with material wealth, yet I've seen the person with material wealth envy the spiritually wealthy person quite often."

That is significant. Thanks for the observation.

Awake In Rochester

Just popping in to wish you a belated Happy Valentine's Day! I hope that you have a nice one.

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