Make money then give it away
Now I know for sure, that when a whole lot of people read the title of today’s article they will be quite puzzled, even shocked by it saying perhaps, “Has D. Paul lost his marbles as he is suggesting that the only purpose of working real hard in life is to make a whole pile of money which we then give away. What is the message?” Well my friend, I do fully understand that this might sound kind of ridiculous to the materialistic people in my listening audience, however, I’m quite sure that those who are really spiritual in nature and thus quite altruistic will fully understand exactly where I am coming from today.
As most will know, it is purported that John D. Rockefeller was the richest American ever. Now here’s what John D. Rockefeller said on the subject of money. “Work as hard as you can to make as much money as you can and then work as hard as you can to give it away.” You see, as it has been said over and over again, when we make our transition into the next phase of eternal life, one thing is for sure, we can’t take our money, our worldly goods with us. So, if that’s true and it is, it just makes good sense to me to give our money to the less fortunate of the world to endeavor to make their lives a lot more palatable, to give it to those who are in need. Yes, it is.
I had the distinct pleasure of knowing and interacting with Sir John Templeton, founder of the Worldwide Templeton Fund. Sir John was a very rich man, but also a very spiritual person and likewise he spent the final years of his life giving his vast riches away to worthy causes. He said that giving away his riches was much more fun than making it. Let’s all learn a valuable lesson from this.
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