Being Poor

It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor. (Seneca, 1st century Roman philosopher)

Seneca addresses our common view of being poor upside down, doesn’t he? It’s eye-opening to think of his perspective. When we always want more and more, we become more and more dissatisfied with what we already have. Perhaps he had learned the same lesson the Apostle Paul had learned only a few years before: how to be content with what you have.

I have learned how to be content with whatever I have. . . I have learned the secret of living in every situation, whether it is with a full stomach or empty, with plenty or little. (Philippians 4:11-12)