Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Poverty

It is a sad thing to be impoverished by the things you want, while God is waiting to give you the things you need.



Major W. Ian Thomas

3 comments:

Judah Himango said...

When I attended an Orthodox Jewish synagogue for Purim last week, the rabbi blessed me, "May God give you everything you need, but not everything you want." :-)

Gary Kirkham said...

Hi Judah,

I saw that when you posted it. Sounds like everyone had a good time. When I first read it, I thought the celebration had similarities to Mardi Gras, what with the costumes and drinking. Of course, I doubt anyone anyone was running around exposing themselves. :) All of that was tongue-in-cheek, I know the celebration has a religious context.

While I do think God is gracious to give us some of our wants, it is indeed a blessing not to get everything we desire. Reminds me of the Garth Brooks song, "Unanswered Prayers."

Thanks for dropping by.

Gary

Judah Himango said...

Yeah, after the reading of Esther, things were a little crazy for sure. Fortunately, no Jews running around exposing themselves. ;-)