Blessed are those who, if everything they
own were taken from them, would be, at
most, inconvenienced, because their true
wealth is elsewhere.
Unfortunately, for me anyway, I've had to have many things taken from me before I learned where my true wealth lies. Which is the reason I can say I'm thankful for the sufferings and pain I've encountered. Somehow I'm able to catch glimpses, ever so fleetingly, but enough, of the principals of suffering, dying to self, and serving others that Jesus taught by his life and words. Just glimpses, mind you. And God continues to smile on me and bless me and accept my puny efforts as if I were Jesus himself. It's incredible really, how much He loves me.