According an old fable, attributed to Aesop, a dog was carrying a bone as he crossed a bridge. He looked into the water and saw his own reflection. He took this to be another dog and another bone. He desperately wanted the other bone so he dropped the one he had to scare the “other dog.” Of course there was no other bone and he lost the one he had into the water. Such is the nature of human greed. In the effort to get what we want, we frequently lose what we have.

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The folly of human nature is neatly summed up by the case of the middle-aged school teacher who invested her life savings in a business enterprise which had been elaborately explained to her by a swindler.

When her investment disappeared and the wonderful dream was shattered, she went to the office of the Better Business Bureau. “Why on earth,” they asked, “didn’t you come to us first? Didn’t you know about the Better Business Bureau?”

“Oh, yes,” said the lady sadly, “I’ve always known about you. But I didn’t come because I was afraid you’d tell me not to do it.”

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John and Roberta were touring their brand new house. It was a house that
Roberta had paid for with her money, a fact of which she constantly reminded
John. In each room of the house she said to her husband: “John, if it were
not for my money, we would not be here.” John didn’t say a word.

That afternoon a truck delivered a load of new furniture… furniture which
Roberta paid for with her money. After the furniture was in its place, they
toured the house again. As they observed each room, beautifully appointed and
magnificently decorated, Roberta reminded her husband: “John, if it were
not for my money, this furniture would not be here.” Again, John was
silent.

Late in the afternoon another truck came with a special piece of furniture
which was to be the focal point of the family room. It was a combination
stereo-television-computer center all wrapped into one gorgeous piece of
furniture. Roberta paid for it with her money. When it was in place, Roberta
again said: “John, if it were not for my money, that beautiful electronics
system would not be here.”

Finally, John spoke: “Honey, I don’t want to make you feel bad, but if it
were not for your money, I wouldn’t be here either!”

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Illustration by: Gary
C. Redding, First Baptist Church, Augusta, SC

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