Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Money! Money! Money!

Does the name Charles Darrow ring a bell with you? Probably not, but it is very likely you are familiar with what he did. During the great depression of the early 1930’s, Mr. Darrow of Germantown, Pennsylvania was an unemployed heating engineer. With plenty of spare time on his hands, he began developing a new board game that he made and reproduced by hand. In 1935, Parker Brothers purchased the game called “Monopoly.” Since that time, more than 90 million Monopoly games have been sold. The object of the game is strictly capitalistic. The more financial gain you achieve, the better your chances of winning. That sounds a lot like the “real world” we live in today. He with the “most toys wins!” Things done by many people are tied to the acquisition of the next dollar. Often, the more lasting, valuable things are shoved aside. The problem with this kind of living? When you come to the end, you realize you have lost! 1 Timothy 6:7 says, “For we brought nothing into this world and it is certain we can carry nothing out.” Let’s remember today the really important things and keep our lives in perspective. I wish all the best to you, today and everyday.
~ Clark Sims

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