Cash out — at 30 silver coins

moneymoneymoneyI call it the money mantra. We are continually being reminded that money makes you happy. And more money makes you happier. And so, lack of money is just plain old misery. It gets said so often that it’s widely believed.

Just look at all the fancy homes in Santa Monica or Beverly Hills. Inside there is divorce, unfaithfulness, drug addiction, alcoholism, arguing. They must be happy.

greedJudas decided that he had gamed Jesus long enough and that it was time to cash out on his confidence. The Saducees wanted Jesus dead. Judas had access. He could lead them to arrest Him. And they paid him handsomely for this little piece of intelligence. He must have been happy.

But then something happened that doesn’t fit into the money mantra. Judas hung himself. Well, let’s forget that because money makes people happy.

Or maybe there are things in life worth more than money.

22 responses to “Cash out — at 30 silver coins

  1. Good word! – Mammon is an equal opportunity master.

  2. Agree 300%! There are things money definitely cannot buy, and even though lots of cash may make our lives easier it does not always make our lives worth living. Thanks for this timely reminder and have a great week; make it worthwhile 🙂

  3. Reblogged this on and commented:
    ‘The Money Mantra’

  4. I am so happy to read this eating my simple breakfast, knowing I am happy and grateful with what I have got. Money just makes more desires and greed, not happiness.God gives me what I need! ( A ferrari is not part of it) 🙂

  5. ooo. this post is one of your best ever! It is so true: Happiness is temporary but JOY is found within and can never be taken from you. Blessings,

  6. Powerful point. I always think there is something to looking into the story of those that won the lottery–it shows money and the power of money can’t buy happiness

  7. Messenger At The Crossroads

    Thanks for your very forthright reminder. I have to say, I have never been so happy as since I have retired, living on a “fixed income”. now about 3.5 years in, it’s amazing – my God provides all my needs according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus. This is a very different “place” to live, ‘Tis true – we cannot serve God and mammon.

  8. lovely use of sarcasm… True words!

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