Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Thought For The Day, About Money and Evil

In addition to Vuelo Magazine, in the seat pocket of every seat on the plane, Mexicana Airlines also had newspapers available, in both English and Spanish, for passengers to pick up as we boarded the aircraft. The English paper is called, simply, The News (www.thenews.com.mx).

Not a bad little paper, and I thought this quote from an opinion piece in the August 9th issue from Mexico City to be especially good:

People often misquote the Bible saying, "Money is the root of all evil." But the biblical verse actually states, "The love of money is the root of all evil." Money is not evil. Material goods are not evil. Marketing is not evil. The evil is when we replace a love of people with a love of things. The evil is when we base our self-worth on the worth of what we own. The evil is when we judge ourselves based on what we wear on our heads rather than what we have in our heads and in our hearts.

Ultimately, our goodness is in us, not in our goods.

Your thought for the day.

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