him, ‘You fool! This very night your life will be taken from you. Tell me, who shall get all you have put aside?’ This is the lot of the one who stores up riches for himself and is not wealthy in the eyes of God.”
“For even though you have many possessions, it is not that which gives you life.”In November 2015, a rumored reflection of Apple’s Steve Jobs about his life, who passed away in 2011, circulated. Although found to be not Jobs’, the words it contains are amazingly thought- provoking: “I reached the pin- nacle of success in the business world. In others’ eyes, my life is an epitome of success. However, aside from work, I have little joy. In the end, wealth is only a fact of life that I am accustomed to. At this moment, lying on the sick bed and recalling my whole life, I realize that all the recogni- tion and wealth that I took so much pride in, have paled and become meaningless in the face of impending death. …Non-stop pursuing of wealth will only turn a person into a twisted being, just like me.”It is a fact of life that man de- sires security in life. We pursue things to give that sense of gua- rantee that we have positioned a better future for ourselves. But things can go awry when our attention gains momentum in focusing only on material pos- sessions. This can make us blind, twisted according to the essay, oblivious of things that truly matter. Yes, we can be rich in this life but let us not lose sight of the after-life.
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