a reflection on gratitude - part of a series about money. “Happiness" is not emphasised as an ideal state of life in the bible. The bible has other emphases, among them thankfulness, gratitude. One way of entering more deeply into thankful contentment in our lives, is by becoming more “materialistic”, more focussed on the goodness of creation. [...]
A reflection on generosity - part of a series about money. Jesus says, “Give to everyone who begs from you.” In the face of the increasing number of people begging in our city, is it really practical or even desirable to do what Jesus teaches?