A new understanding of a old proverb

So, I was reading a post by one of the christians who I *do* think understands love – Jesus Shaves – and I had one of those sudden moments of connecting the dots.

We’ve all heard that it is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to get into heaven. But I never really got it in quite the way that I did today.

With the POV that heaven is not a literal place but a state of mind, and the understanding that the “rich” on earth are not rich in the sense that I would like to be rich, it makes some sense. Too much can be as much of a burden as not enough, and certainly a obsession with material wealth that can never be filled is a guarantee of a absence of happiness.

One Response to “A new understanding of a old proverb”

  1. sheer_panic Says:

    In addition I theorize that since humans are social creatures, knowing that you have more coin than you need while others are starving because they have less will cause subconscious unhappiness even if you are never consciously aware of the fact that it diminishes your joy.

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