Dangers of dating a writer
Why not encourage them to keep their lives more simple and be an even more lavish giver? Why would we want to encourage people to pursue the very thing that Jesus warns will choke us to death?
Would that not add to their generosity a strong testimony that Christ, and not possessions, is their treasure? What is it about Christians that makes them the salt of the earth and the light of the world? The desire for wealth and the pursuit of wealth tastes and looks just like the world.
The one-sided version of this may be a Villainous Crush.
See Foe Romance Subtext for the less explicit version of this, and Fatal Attraction when it's more dangerous.
And by implication, he warned against preachers who stir up the desire to be rich instead of helping people get rid of it.
Jesus warns against the effort to lay up treasures on earth. “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal” (Matthew ). But given the built-in tendency toward greed in all of us, why would we take the focus off Jesus and turn it upside down? It is a call to make more and keep less so you can give more.
There is no reason why a person who makes 0,000 should live any differently from the way a person who makes ,000 lives.
Mmmmm it’s difficult, it’s funny and it’s also a tad sad, so I thought hey why not….. So it occurred to me at the beginning of the year that I needed to meet new people. Please don’t misunderstand me, I’m not focussing on finding a man – I’m focusing on finding my new life!
I’ve made amazing steps forward with friends, family, blog, work and generally having a good time and loving it.
and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.