Love takes no pleasure in evil, but rejoices in the truth ♥ 1 Corinthians 13:6

Learning Contentment

Just pondering the kind of trade deals our Comrade in-chief is making with Mother Moskva. On today’s trip to the no longer Dollar store, I’m seeing another Russian product make it on the store’s almost empty shelves. Don’t get me wrong, the Russian Pomegranate drink was something else. However, it is interesting to notice that more products from other countries are showing up in the local Dollar Tree. I was tempted to make the title of this post a different kind of Russian invasion, but there’s no need for it when things are already as serious as they are. Besides this “Nature’s Goodness” comes Strawberry picking season.

The farm we go to starts their U-Pick season tomorrow. When we visited some days ago, they offered potted strawberry plants and strawberries by the crate and pint. Of course, nothing beats having to harvest them yourself since they don’t put the labor cost on top of the price per pound.

The future may be moving towards a direction where people are being stripped of what they consider to give them purpose, but what adds to the joy in life is the experience of what we do in the time we are allotted, including even the state of being still or the state of being content as part of the “useless class” that Yuval Harari speaks of.

But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it. But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that. Those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. 10 For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.”

1 Timothy 6:6-10 NIV

For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it… The greatest and wealthiest people who ever lived and died never brought any of what they toiled for and they certainly have no need for any of it wherever they are and with the current trend of revising history, their legacy– erased.

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