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Ownership is overrated

“Don’t hoard treasure down here where it gets eaten by moths and corroded by rust or-worse!-stolen by burglars. Stockpile treasure in heaven, where it’s safe…The place where your treasure is, is the place you will most want to be.” Matt. 6:19   Ownership is overrated. Much better to …
By Seth Barnes
csworld“Don’t hoard treasure down here where it gets eaten by moths and
corroded by rust or-worse!-stolen by burglars. Stockpile treasure in
heaven, where it’s safe…The place where your treasure is, is the place you will most
want to be.”
Matt. 6:19
 
Ownership is overrated. Much better to have a friend with a boat than to have a boat. Who wants to maintain it?
 
Better to have a friend with a cabin than a cabin. We say we own stuff, but really, it owns us. As it gets older, it becomes more expensive to maintain. You find yourself thinking about all the stuff that needs to be repaired and how you’re going to repair it.
 
I like the new sharing ethic that’s making its way into our society. Why own a car when you can get a zip car? Why have a timeshare when you can go surf a couch? You’ve heard of couchsurfing – a new concept that “takes an ancient notion of hospitality and tucks it into a thoroughly modern paradigm.”
 
When you own stuff, you’re set up to fight nature, or at least the second law of thermodynamics. In the end, it’s a losing proposition – entropy wins.
 
Better to make Acts 2 a lifestyle. Better to share. When you share, your mind is free to think about important things.
 
We’ve been in our home 18 years now. Pieces of the house are falling apart. The yard perpetually needs more attention than we can give it. As a base of operations, it’s great. But with the life that I have left, I’m going to focus on things that don’t wear out.
 
What about you – what has your heart? Where are you storing your treasure?

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