In today’s world we desperately attempt to prevent ourselves from discomfort. We try to accumulate as much money as we can, believing that money can buy us happiness. We buy auto, health and life insurance, to protect us from financial sufferings. We install cameras and house alarms to protect us from crime. We can’t wait for our pensions or social security to kick in, so we don’t have to worry about the financial burdens of daily life. How many of us plan our futures depending on how much capital we have? We sometimes think that wealth or material possessions can prevent or lessen sufferings.
Money and wealth can sometimes distract and give us a detour from the challenges and the important things in life. Instead of self reflection, how about taking a vacation, or buying that sports car? Money buys drugs, and expensive toys that distract us from our worries and personal relationships. It also can lead to a path of more suffering as seen in the suicides of the rich and famous and their dependents.
Many times, it is when tragedies occur, when we realize that money and wealth are not the most important in our lives. Money cannot prevent cancer, or illnesses. Money cannot prevent an unhappy spouse and divorce. Money cannot prevent that emptiness in your heart. Money cannot replace God.
It is this delusion of money giving us happiness that we must erase; and replace it with a faith in God. It is with the belief that if you help others, and have good thoughts that God will embrace you, and care for you forever. This is God’s insurance.