This quarter our church has been offering a midweek class on financial stewardship. Dave and I have been enjoying the class very much. There are so many practical things to take in -- some familiar and some new. In addition the overriding theme has centered upon your attitude toward life and how you approach different money issues. Before we start the practical discussions each week our teacher goes though several applicable Bible verses. At the end of last Wednesday's lesson he challenged us to take the New Testement Bible and look up how many times the word "give" is used. I'm working on that task right now. I'll let you know the results.
It's interesting to think about the attitudes that people hold toward money, possessions, and life. It got me thinking about that movie, "Pay It Forward" which was released in 2000. (Kevin Spacey, Helen Hunt, and Haley Joel Osment) It's one of my favorites. How many people are caught up in their own concerns and don't notice an opportunity? I suppose we are all guilty of this, me included. I like this verse in Luke 12:34 (NIV):
"For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also."