We’ve all imagined it. We’ve all hoped for it. Whether it’s a super lottery winning jackpot or a $20 bill on the sidewalk, we have all wondered what we would do with money that unexpectedly “showed up!”
How people use money that comes in (both earned and given) tells a lot about one’s motives, priorities and desires.
This week’s question is: “How would you spend a bunch of surprise money?” (could be $1 million, could be $100, or could be a few dimes in the crack of your couch cushions).
For your enjoyment, here is a performance of “96,000” from the Tony Award winning musical “In the Heights”. Everyone has an imaginary plan for their share of the winnings.
For further edification, here is Jesus’ unusual explanation of a parable about a shrewd manager who handled money in a strange way:
10 “Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much. 11 So if you have not been trustworthy in handling worldly wealth, who will trust you with true riches? 12And if you have not been trustworthy with someone else’s property, who will give you property of your own?
13 “No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.” ~ Luke 16″10-13