A tourist who was visiting a small village approached the house of a well-known wise man, and he was surprised to see that he lived in a small, humble room filled with books. The only pieces of furniture were a bed, a table, and a chair.
“Where is the rest of your furniture?” the tourist asked.
“And where is yours?” the wise man answered back.
“Mine?” responded the tourist, surprised. “I’m only here for a short time.”
“Me too,” said the wise man.
I have observed over the years that some of the most grateful people are the ones that have the least material things. Perhaps this simplicity is the essence of gratitude and generosity.
May this be the season when we release our grip on this world so we can serve Him more excellently in this world.
(story taken from Mondays with My Old Pastor by Jose Luis Navajo: Thomas Nelson, 2012)