I’ve been meaning to get around to writing this post for a while, but it kept slipping my mind, until I saw Trent’s Tweet (?) on Twitter:
“A wise man should have money in his head, but not in his heart.” – Jonathan Swift
I haven’t heard that specific saying before, but I have heard that “money is the root of all evil” …
… ooh, hasn’t this stopped many a person from living their Life’s Purpose?!
Well, if money is an evil, it’s a necessary evil – as even our resident chaplain (ret.) would be quick to tell you as he heads to his own “number of $4,000,000 by 20019”!
You see, the correct biblical reference is from Timothy 6:9-11 and, it actually says:
For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.
The “love of money”, not money itself … and, that to me, sounds a whole lot like what Jonathan Swift was trying to say …
… what say you?