Jared Witt l July 28, 2016
When I asked the CEO how he came to own so much wealth, he told me, “Unlike some other overpaid exec, I had the idea and took the risk that made the wealth possible.” When I asked the overpaid exec, she told me, “Unlike the yes-man in middle management, I create wealth through my vision and forecasting.” When I asked the yes-man in middle management, he told me, “Unlike the whiny foreman, I earn my living through cheerful dedication to the company.” When I asked the whiny foreman, he told me, “Unlike the lazy union worker, who gives us all a bad name, I only expect what's coming to me.” When I asked the lazy union worker, she told me, “Unlike the welfare-state recipient on food stamps, I have a job.” When I asked the welfare-state recipient on food stamps, she told me, “Unlike the good-for-nothing beggar, I go legitimately through the system and only take what I need.” When I asked the good-for-nothing beggar, he told me this:
“I own nothing. Yet, everything is mine. I take nothing. But receive everything. Come with me and experience true wealth.”
Grace and Peace,
Jared Witt is a pastor in the ELCA and, along with Aaron Schmalzle, is a Founding Director of Castle Church Brewing Community and Castle Church Faith Community.
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