Maybe I've just been feeling Jesus-y lately, or maybe having a blog has made me look at news stories differently, but I saw two stories today (on Fark.com - a great website, by the by) that, when read side-by-side, seem like a parable.
Jesus said, "There was a surgeon who dedicated her life to helping people live healthier, fuller lives. She was greatly admired and rich. She also loved her dogs, who provided companionship and love for her. So, taking some of the money she had earned, she built them a house.
"There were also two young boys who illegally sold junk food to their fellow students. They enjoyed their life of semi-illicit fame among their fellow students, but they were not rich. What little they made, they gave to charity. Which of these, do you think, was part of God's Kingdom?"
Seriously, I love my dog and all, but a $2 million dog house? And, in the interest of fairness, the two junk-food dealers seem pretty cool, but I think this quote might be a bit over the top: "These men here, these brave superheroes, they've raised money for Children's Hospital and it's going to help us build a brand new hospital."
Anyway, money's a funny thing.
much peace, much love, etc.
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