Ever since I bought my sewing machine, I’ve bewailed the company for not including the proper size screwdriver to change the needles. I finally figured out that a dime did the job, so tucked among my sewing gadgets lies a well-used dime.
Just this week, while I was routing around for that dime, I came across a small circle of metal with a pointy end. Hmmm, I never noticed that before. Guess what it does? It fits neatly into the needle changing spot. Ha! I guess money isn’t the answer to every need!
Too often we throw money at a job, when the better, proper tool is right at our finger tips. Tools like listening, common sense, and surveying all the options would do a better job, if we only gave them a chance.
Of course that would mean using common sense, kindness, and thoughtfulness with a few communication skills.
Money didn’t do what it was expected to do here either.
Then Judas Iscariot, one of the Twelve, went to the chief priests to betray Jesus to them. They were delighted to hear this and promised to give him money. So he watched for an opportunity to hand him over. (Mark 14:10-12, NIV)
Prayer – Father, help us choose relationship over cash, Amen.