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Sunday, August 31, 2014

Money Talks, Bullshit Walks

[Money Talks, Bullshit Walks means] that cheap talk will get you nowhere, while money will persuade people to do as you like.

James 2:14-26 New International Version (NIV)

What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save them? Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it? In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.

Actually, bullshit blathers but money walks--money puts legs beneath our dreams and desires.  Money is the great facilitator--leveraging our desires into action.  Most recently I wanted to take a course at the University of South Florida (Saint Petersburg).  My desire for education alone without money to pay for tuition and books had no legs to get me where I wanted to go. It was not until I wrote a check that I became enrolled in the course.  Lets' face it, you've got to love any tool that has the capacity to move forward your deepest desires.  But like any well-designed tool, it is indifferent to how it is used.  Like a hatchet, it can be wielded for good or ill.  I've grown to love money for its facilitating qualities.  Yet how it is actually used is dependent upon the user's spiritual core--not on the mere tool which has no meaning apart from the human mind and spirit that wields it.

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