Last week as we were traveling I caught a few minutes of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory on TV (the Johnny Depp as Willy Wonka version).
The scene I watched was as Charlie Bucket announced to his family his intention to sell the golden ticket he found so that the money could go to meet family needs. At that point his Grandpa George (the one who never gets out of bed) interjects:
There's plenty of money out there. They print more and more every day. But that ticket? There are only five of them in the whole world, and that's all there's ever going to be! Only a dummy would give this up for something as common as money. Are you a dummy?
Only a dummy would give this up for something as common as money.
I started thinking about all the things I am tempted to give up for something as common as money.
Time spent with family and friends or
Opportunities to participate in God’s kingdom
I don’t know why at times I give in to these temptations… only a dummy would give these up for something as common as money.