Saturday, April 10, 2010

Investing

This is not a paragraph on 401K's or IRA's, though both are good things. This is about investing of a different sort. By definition investing means to lay out money with the expectation of a profit, or a commitment of something other than money with the expectation of a worthwhile result. Perhaps this is what Jesus meant when he spoke of the talents - when some people received a return on their talents because of the choices they made.

It is easy to give our time to a worthy cause - a little here and a little there. It is easy to give a little money here and there. Is that investing? I don't think so. Investing myself is more than a little time. It is deeper. It is volunteering to work with people and counseling them in their impossible situation. It is being available for the adult children in creative ways. There is no guarantee of the outcome except for this. . .

There is the guarantee of the kingdom to come. The investment is in following the King.

4 comments:

Gregg said...

Great use of the letter I and the word investking, Seek ye first the kingdom of heaven, and these things shall be added to you.

Hope your son-in-laws enjoys the song, I know I did!

WELCOME TO MY WORLD OF POETRY: said...

Wonderful blog and most enjoyable to read.

Enjoy the week-end
Yvonne.

Grammy said...

Hi,
I agree with your definition of investing. When we spend our time investing in the lives of others, there is a great return on our investment, whether we ever see it or not! Great posting.
Ruby

Tori Cooper said...

Enjoyed this post... investing in the kingdom of God is always the best kind of investment... It is true what you say that it is deeper... it requires for us to dig deeper than mindless action... Great post!