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Title: Humpty’s Pearl
Date: August 12, 2013
Most investment companies advise – “Don’t put all your eggs into one basket.” This means: “Don’t concentrate all your financial prospects or resources in one venture or place, or you could lose everything.” Or simply, don’t invest all your money in one company. Balance your investments.
This is excellent financial advice. If all our eggs are in one basket, and if the basket falls, then all the eggs will break, and Humpty-Dumpty is shattered.
So, I’m reading in the Gospel of Matthew, and I came across this old quote: “The kingdom of Heaven is like a merchant in search of fine pearls; on finding one of great value he went and sold everything he owned and bought it.”
Here’s the Rabbi’s perspective: on finding a great deal on a hot pearl stock, a merchant sells his home, everything in it, and his land. He sells his car, his wife’s car, and their boat, and he cashes out his life insurance, his mutual funds, and his pension. He withdraws everything from their kids’ college funds, and their life’s savings, and drops all of it, every cent, on this one hot pearl stock.
Brokers agree – such a move is enormously inadvisable. In matters of finance – this is true. In matters spiritual – the Rabbi’s right.
If it’s God you want, if it’s heaven you seek, put all your eggs in one basket. Buy the one holy pearl. Eternally, there’s nothing more valuable.
Let’s Pray: Dear God, show us Your great pearl that we may buy it with all we are worth. Amen.
Here’s a Thought: Give God your all.