But then I read this. And I also read a quote this morning that (paraphrasing here) said the opposite of poverty is not wealth. The opposite of poverty is having enough.
And I am reminded of the times I visited people literally living in the garbage dumps in Venezuela. And I remember watching my friend give a little girl a drink from her own water bottle in Nicaragua. And I remember the songs of the people in both countries. And I think of last night, hearing the testimonies of the ladies brought out of drug and alcoholism, and how they sang, too.
And my list seems silly now.
"A devout life does bring wealth, but it's the rich simplicity of being yourself before God. Since we entered the world penniless and will leave it penniless, if we have bread on the table and shoes on our feet, that's enough." 1 Timothy 6:6-7 (MSG)