I do not think I have ever had such a bizarre experience as seeing a virtual world with this 3D software! Here I am learning the controls through a tutorial game and you can see in my son’s hand what I am seeing. Creating this artificial environment makes it possible to experience anything anywhere! How wonderful it was to walk the streets of Guebwiller, France and cross the river’s bridge and see the flowers of a place so dear to my heart!
Today’s verse alludes to a possible confusion between what is considered life and what is “truly life.” This passage is encouraging those who are well-off to be rich in good works and generous in their giving. Being willing to share is what lays up treasure in heaven where moth, rust and thieves will not touch it (Matt. 6;20). But leading a life that is generous does something for us here on earth as well. It allows us to experience a life that is truly life or “life indeed.” There is another dimension to life that one can miss.
Living solely for selfish gain is not true life. But when I live for others, life becomes richer. I so need to remember this when tempted to envy. True life is not found in what I possess. True life is found in what I can give away. I find that true life when I give and serve others. Anything else is a life but without that dimension, not a true one.
Lord, do not let me miss out on true life today!