For far too many of us our fears are centered around money. We are manipulated to make money our youth. Always being asked what we are going to be when we grow up; why? I do not like it; it is not fun trying to gain enough money only to freak out when you do not have enough. Sometimes it may be better to live as a happy wanderer; penniless, no job, no permanent shelter or car. No bills, free food, no stress from work. Wander around just, being. If they only taught us this as children.
It is commonly known that Jesus talked more about money than he did heaven or hell. It is no wonder why he did so. Even Jesus was not immune from the damage money will bring upon the human psyche. However, how shall we resolve this fucking lunacy in which we live when the Son of God could not even break free from it? Maybe Jesus tried. He was a happy wanderer. Well happy most of the time. Nonetheless he was a wanderer, couch hopper or as Metallica said, “My home is wherever I may roam.”
Maybe We Need To Accept
I am not one to undermine Jesus and think I know better than him. Maybe, we need to accept. I have always come back to a statement, “Acceptance is the answer to all my problems today.” Just accept and be, yet also be aware and fight for what is right. He was never without what he needed. Like the prophet Elijah, even when disgraced and ready to die the birds fed him.
Balance may be the answer Jesus was trying to teach while emphasizing the destruction in which money causes humanity. Jesus knew he had to live with money but seemed happier without it. Jesus did not seek out money; money was always there when he needed it. Those who suffer from the anxiety in which money causes may be lacking in faith. This is much easier said than done as I myself am a victim of money. I want a lot of money, yet trying to get there is an unending mountain which becomes more treacherous every step. I do not want to live that way anymore; do you? I won’t throw myself down, but I will not stop moving forward. Maybe it is time that we do not worry, becoming more like the lilies of the field or the birds of the air. All is found under the umbrella of God in which we live.