What is the object of life? And what are you hoping to achieve in this life?
American Trappist monk, Thomas Merton said this, “If you really want to know a man – to know what’s at the core of his being,” he said, find out what he’s living for now – in the present. Jesus gives us some good insight on this in one of my favorite parables, found in Luke 12. It’s about a businessman who stores up treasure for himself, but he is not rich towards God.
It’s not so much that prosperity corrupts men. It’s what prosperity makes available to us that potentially can corrupt us. Prosperity can cause us to live for ourselves, to want to be left alone so we can pursue our own dreams. Ahh, a life of ease… is it really as great as it sounds?