Sometimes possessions distract us from appreciating the most important things in life. By eliminating these distractions, we can lead a more fulfilling life.
What’s something you love but could live without?
Give something you cherish to someone who would appreciate it.
Who has made your life more meaningful?
Plan something to do with that person, and make a new treasured memory.
Are there distractions in your life that may stand in the way of your following Jesus Christ?
Give up something material during the holidays. Tell someone who will hold you accountable, and invite the person to join you in your goal.
Thomas S. Monson October 2002 'Peace, Be Still'
A list of destructive demons is lengthy; and each man, young or old, knows the ones with which he must contend. I’ll name but a few: the Demon of Greed; the Demon of Dishonesty; the Demon of Debt; the Demon of Doubt; the Demon of Drugs; and those twin Demons of Immodesty and Immorality. Each of these demons can wreak havoc with our lives. A combination of them can spell utter destruction.
Concerning greed, the counsel from Ecclesiastes speaks caution: “He that loveth silver shall not be satisfied with silver; nor he that loveth abundance with increase.” Ecclesiastes 5:10
Jesus counseled, “Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man’s life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth.” Luke 12:15
We must learn to separate need from greed.