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Own Nothing . . . Be Happy

An expression has become bandied about recently that could be a prediction or, perhaps, a policy to achieve a future goal where ownership in the world would be a privilege enjoyed only by a select group of uber-rich intelligentsia.

You’ll Own Nothing and You’ll Be Happy

The human right to property would be abolished for the benefit of a few.  Whatever you need or want, you’ll rent as a service . . . but will never own.

The power of ownership would be invested in the Lords of this world, and used to satisfy their every desire and inclination while the multitude of Serfs of this world (that’s you and me) supply both the manpower required to offer services, and the patronage required to actually use those services.

This thought of abolishing ownership, except for within a select group, warms the cockles of every oligarch’s heart, as well as organizations such as the World Economic Forum, but is anathema to the practical thoughts and practices of good, honest, hard-working people the world over.

From a very different point of view, however, “Own nothing and be happy” exemplifies a goal of our Christian life here on earth.  We don’t follow Christ for the purpose of gaining power, wealth, fame or physical possessions on earth.  Quite to the contrary, our life on earth will be beset by troubles.

Jesus said that in the world we will have tribulation (John 16:33), and Paul instructed Timothy that there “will come times of difficulty. For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power” (2 Timothy 3:1-17).

But our lot and goal as Christians is a happiness in Christ that is beyond our full understanding.  “Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will be joyful in God my Savior” (Habakkuk 3:17-18).

And Paul expressed to the Philippians that “I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want” (Philippians 4:12)

Paul knew the secret, and the application of that secret in our lives is essential, so that we can count ourselves among God’s selected throng who are able to proclaim . . .

It Is Well With My Soul

When peace, like a river,
Attendeth my way,
When sorrows like sea billows roll;
Whatever my lot,
Thou has taught me to say,
It is well, it is well, with my soul.

Though Satan should buffet,
Though trials should come,
Let this blest assurance control,
That Christ has regarded
My helpless estate,
And hath shed His own blood for my soul.

My sin—oh, the bliss of
This glorious thought—
My sin—not in part but the whole,
Is nailed to the cross,
And I bear it no more,
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, O my soul!

For me, be it Christ,
Be it Christ hence to live:
If Jordan above me shall roll,
No pang shall be mine,
For in death as in life
Thou wilt whisper Thy peace to my soul.

But, Lord, ‘tis for Thee,
For Thy coming we wait,
The sky, not the grave, is our goal;
Oh trump of the angel!
Oh voice of the Lord!
Blessèd hope, blessèd rest of my soul!

And Lord, haste the day
When my faith shall be sight,
The clouds be rolled back as a scroll;
The trump shall resound,
And the Lord shall descend,
Even so—it is well with my soul.

It is well, with my soul,
It is well, with my soul,
It is well, it is well, with my soul.

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Wolf Moon

Don Jr. again! From Truth Social…..

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Wolf Moon

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KanekoaTheGreat

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4h

DoorDash gets it.

#2000mules

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Linda

General McInerney

The Paul Pelosi case just gets stranger

– He had priors so it should have been a felony

– Police waited 4.5 hours to breathalyze him, by which time his blood was at .08 (the minimum)

– No mugshot available

– No dash cam/body cam footage

– Nancy may have been with him.

– Nancy is a known drunk.

Wolf Moon

Lauren Boebert went BRUTAL on this!

kalbokalbs

kalbokalbs

wowohwow1528

…. ahhhhhhh … bwahahahahaha bwahahahahaha … 🙄😑🤚 …

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wowohwow1528

What a putz .. 😂🤚😣🤚

cthulhu

You know it’s true —

Wolf Moon

Nice. JavaScript does suck.

Still one of my faves:

cthulhu

I actually listened to that earlier tonight….I was getting a Linux magazine at the bookstore and had a little banter with the cashier about pronouncing “Linux”, which lead me to play it when I got home.

wowohwow1528

Linus … l mispronunciation as ..

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wowohwow1528

I’m sharing with both sons, one works in tech both use it profusely ..

TY W0lf and cthulhu, I think they’ll love both … 😎👍🙂🤚 ..

wowohwow1528

Mispronounce

Wolf Moon