…Some have had their windows smashed, decorated with graffiti, looted for any valuables, but what’s valuable anymore? Teacup scurrying along in front of me on baby feet—she’s valuable. There’s my big takeaway from the Arrival. By killing us, they showed us the idiocy fo stuff. The guy who owned this BMW? He’s in the same place as the woman who owned that Kia. ~ Zombie, The 5th Wave
It’s really easy to get lost in the things of this world. What we want for our birthday, for Christmas. Which car we’d love to have. How much money we want in our account. We all have something. A thing (or things) we want. The problem is that we often treat our wants as needs and let them consume us to the point we forget what actually matters — people. Life. Love. Family. Friends. Even our enemies.
People matter. You matter. I matter. Who we are and who we become matter. Because all we can take with us from this life to the next are the things contained within our spirit — faith, hope, love.
Not that we can’t want or have things, but we should be most concerned with the accumulating things of the heart. Things of above.
Jesus Said It
So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. ~ Jesus, Matthew 6:31-33 NIV