If you do not see your life, your talents and your resources as a gift but as a 'right', and as what belongs to you and you alone, you are to be pitied above all. Because you'll live in perpetual anxiety, in fear of death, unable to let go, to give freely to others what you have been given graciously by God. You won't have time or energy to care about those who have not what you have because you'll be too busy worrying about the next new thing you need to get or your selfish ambitions.
You may accumulate all things & own the world, but still nothing will satisfy you, because you're too concerned with taking & keeping, and not with receiving & giving away!
No wonder Jesus said, 'It's more blessed to give than to receive.'
No wonder He asked, 'What profits a man if he gains the whole world but loses his own soul?'
~ J a n i e ll e