“Jesus said to him, ‘If you wish to be complete, go and sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me’” (Matthew 19:21).

Don’t miss the healthy tension this verse creates. I don’t want to so particularize Jesus’ words as something pertinent for this man alone, that I miss out on what it can mean for me. I am no less vulnerable to the clenching vises of greed and covetousness than this man. Thus, the hypnotic intoxication of investment is broken by the divesting call of “follow Me.” In daily so doing, we discover the only true investment.

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