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when I die, I want you to take all my money and place it in the casket with me

October 4, 2010

There was a man who worked all of his life and saved all of his money. He was a real miser when it came to his money. He loved money more than just about anything, and just before he died, he said to his wife, “Now listen, when I die, I want you to take all my money and place it in the casket with me. I wanna take my money to the afterlife.” So he got his wife to promise him with all her heart that when he died, she would put all the money in the casket with him. Well, one day he died. He was stretched out in the casket, the wife was sitting there in black next to her closest friend. When they finished the ceremony, just before the undertakers got ready to close the casket, the wife said “Wait just a minute!” She had a shoe box with her, she came over with the box and placed it in the casket. Then the undertakers locked the casket down and rolled it away. Her friend said, “I hope you weren’t crazy enough to put all that money in the casket.” “Yes,” the wife said, “I promised. I’m a good Christian, I can’t lie. I promised him that I was going to put that money in that casket with him.” “You mean to tell me you put every cent of his money in the casket with him?” “I sure did. I got it all together, put it into my account and I wrote him a check.”

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what is wisdom? Where can it be found? … it can be found only inside oneself

November 17, 2009

…what is wisdom? Where can it be found? … it can be found only inside oneself.

E.F. Schumacher, Small is Beautiful: Economics as if People Mattered

Whereas God says, ‘The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge;
fools despise wisdom and instruction.’ Prov.1.7

Wisdom is said to be knowing the difference between the things that change and the things that do not change

November 17, 2009

Wisdom is said to be knowing the difference between the things that change and the things that do not change, between the transient and the eternal, and philosophy is the love of wisdom.