Monday, 13 November 2017

Fr. LEO'S DAILY MEDITATION #essentialsofrecovery

MONEY

“Money does not always bring happiness. People with ten milliom dollars are no happier than people with nine million dollars.”

~ Hobart Brown 

There is nothing intrinsically wrong with money. It is not good or bad in itself—it is what I do with it. As a comedian stated, “I’ve been rich and I’ve been poor. Rich is better!” In what sense is it better? Perhaps in the freedom it affords me to travel or buy things, or in the way I can help others and contribute to their well-being. To hoard money, be stingy with myself or others, make a god of possessions, or be compulsive about earning produces the same pain as any other addiction.

Money is meant to be used. It is a benefit of sobriety, part of what it means to say “It gets better.” Sober, I am more responsible and creative, and this brings its rewards.

Help me be a responsible steward of the possessions You entrust to me.

© 2008 Leo Booth
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