The Love You Take
Commentary: Dr. Stephen Newdell
This points up why I would never be on a space mission. Computers go crazy (in fact at the moment of the moon landing just when they needed it most, the NASA computer didn’t work right! The pilots had to do it all manually with their eyes and their brains.)
Data is fragile, it can be lost and I have been looking for some ancient material about Jesus and I can’t find it!
I can imagine half way to Mars and we need a course correction or we’re doomed and the computers break down. Oh, no. Ms. Jelly we’re lost in space. Why did we take this mission anyway? It can’t be worth what they are paying us.
All of this summarizes what I was thinking about money. It’s necessary and good to have a little more than you need. Having millions, or God forbid Billions more is just stupid. Too many very smart economists don’t know Jesus and think the world will go on normally forever. They’re still trading Gold and stocks and fake money and gambling with their wives and their lives. Not you and me. We’re too smart for this.
What’s important is Granny and Bebe and the kids and Jules and your loves and your lives. That’s all that really matters. No one ever went to his grave saying he wished he had collected more money. He says he wished he had more time with those he loves.
Yes have a nice home and a decent vehicle and enough money to meet your needs but you can have dinner from a $50 stove or a $10,000 stove and sit at a simple table or a huge fine piece of furniture worth more than the price of your house. You won’t be any happier with the fancy table or the 6-burner stove. In the end the love you make here is the love you take to “there” and that is ALL that matters.
All of these guys selling economic news letters and stock-picking recommendations miss the most important part of life. The richest men in the world, nearly ALL of them, good guys and bad ones, miss the most important thing in life. Jesus told you what it is. Learn to Love. Love the Lord Your God with all your might and mind and love your neighbor. Everything else follows from this.
You know I study advertising often, have for years, and the core question advertising writers have is, “What will motivate the reader more, the worry about loss or the desire for gain?” I submit to you if you love God and love your neighbor, it’s all gain. There are no losses. If you live for all the material comforts and bolstering your self-pride, in the end it’s all losses.
Yesterday I ran into a video. A woman now age 60 was a model, around age 22 and Adnan Kashoggi saw her. Adnan was a cousin to Dodi Fayed – something like that. Dodi was the man who was with Princess Diana when they had the car crash and died. Or had the crash and then got shot to be sure they were dead and then finally the French ambulance was permitted to reach them. It’s a very dark secretive story and I suspect there was lot of money moved with their blood letting.
Dodi Fayed was born in Alexandria, Egypt, and was the eldest son of the Egyptian billionaire Mohamed El Fayed, former owner of Harrods department store. He was the half-brother of Omar, Camilla, Karim and Jasmine Fayed. Dodi’s father was also the former owner of Fulham Football Club and the Hôtel Ritz Paris. Dodi’s mother was the Saudi Arabian author Samira Khashoggi; her father was Dr Muhammad Khashoggi, who was of Turkish descent, and brother to the billionaire arms dealer Adnan Khashoggi.
Adman was a major Middle Eastern arms dealer and I’m sure to this minute some people are still miserable after weapons he sold did something to ruin their bodies or their lives.
So he approaches this girl and writes on her sleeve, “I Love You” and it turned out the ink was blood! My opinion: only Satan could inspire love letters in blood. This was like a curse passed over this woman and maybe that’s what Adnan needed being older, fat, balding and not exactly as attractive as 22 year old male models.
Blood has deep religious significance. Death is all about blood loss. Life is all related to keeping your blood where it belongs. Sorrow and misery is always in some way related to death or partial death. Writing on her sleeve in blood is a really spooky, Satanic spell sort of thing to do!
So this older man, Adnan Khashoggi invites this gal, overwhelms her with his magnificent motor yacht, fancy dinner aboard, gifts, promises he will love and provide for her anything she needs. She fell for his offer and even when she moved onto his compound into her own little cottage near 11 other lovely young women models in their cottages, she denied he was a lover to all of them. He would contact a modeling agency, look at the faces and figures numbers, and arranged to meet these girls. He was shopping for lovers he could “buy.” With the blood of those killed or maimed he made himself rich and comfortable until age 80 when he “went to his final reward.”
Jesus said, “For what profits a man if he gains the whole world but loses his own soul”.
I hope you’re getting my point. Money can buy you comforts but never love and never eternal happy life. Asking always about gain and gaining money is never the right question. Loss and gain are for children in grown bodies looking for “more” with no real life philosophy.
If you want to grow up and see the light learn to love, and go to your end loving God and loving others. The love you make is equal to the love you take. What does that mean? The love you create here by giving and helping is equal to the love you take with you to the next world. If you go to your grave with money and the angry thoughts of people behind you, you’ll go to God with that in your book of life and that will determine how He will judge you.
Be judged on the LOVE you created, not on the monetary gains you made. If business is the name of the game and money is the way you keep score, use the money to help others because how many others you helped is the way God keeps score.
and don’t sign me up for any missions to Mars.
Mark 8:36-38 King James Version (KJV)
36 For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?
37 Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?
38 Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he cometh in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.