“For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, for which some have strayed from the faith in their greediness, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.”
February 26, 2022
Every now and then a graduation commencement speaker will tell the graduates, “Make all the money you can as long you make it honestly.” That's the worst advice I've ever heard. If you’re trying to make all the money you can, then you're going to be making money when you ought to be doing something else. You’re going to be making money when you ought to be praying or going to church or spending time with your children. No one should have a goal to make all the money he or she can. Sure, we must provide for our families, but when we determine that we’re going to be rich, we put ourselves in a very vulnerable position.
Assess your current priorities. Where might you be pursuing money inappropriately? What needs to change?