#BlogFlash2013 Day 18 – Money

Money – it’s something we cannot live without, if we want to keep a roof over our heads and food in our tummies, and if we want heating and lighting. We work extremely hard to get enough money just to survive these days!

The Bible (1 Timothy 6:10) says, “For the love of money is the root of all evil . . .” and when you think about it, it’s scary how true this is. How many crimes are committed daily by people greedy for more and more money? Further, how many innocent victims are injured or killed in the pursuit of this greed?

But there’s more than one way to hurt someone while coveting cash . . .



Ethan lounged in his penthouse surrounded by the best money could buy. Expensive antiques and original paintings by Monet graced the exquisitely decorated room. The view of Central Park and New York was breathtaking.

He clutched a hand-written note in his manicured fingers, his designer-clad legs tucked under him. A tear rolled down his face, one of many he’d shed since finding her letter.

Ethan couldn’t understand why she’d left. He gave her the best of everything – except his time. He was so busy adding to his extensive fortune he’d lost sight of what was really important. And now he’d lost her.

He recalled his mother’s advice: “Make time for love, my son, it’s the one thing money can’t buy.”

Now it was too late.



9 thoughts on “#BlogFlash2013 Day 18 – Money

  1. When I saw “Oz” 3D, this past weekend with my family and there was a scene where they were in the treasure room and the witch said that it would all be his when he became king of Oz. There was more gold and treasure in the treasure room than I had ever seen. Then I asked myself, what do the people of Oz really value? It seemed clear to me that it wasn’t gold since it was so plentiful.

    We are told in the bible that gold and treasure is in abundance in heaven with crowns and rings and mansions, but then I think, if it’s so common, what does heaven really value? I think it seems clear to me from both examples it’s not gold, it’s people – relationships, it’s love. Relationships and love is the only thing you can take with you from this life and have in the next life. Not money, not gold. I pray that I love more than I covet and am loved more than I am envied. We are told only three things remain, faith, hope and love. That’s what all of my books are about because it’s what life is all about.

    Thank you for sharing!


    • Hi Shay,

      I totally agree with your sentiments – relationships and love are what’s really important and the only things we can take with us. I hope, as you do, that I love more than I covet.

      I think it’s wonderful that your books are based around these important values and I wish you every success with them!

      Thank you so much for commenting.

      Carlie x

  2. Unfortunately, you’re spot on with the fact that we need money just to survive – and the cost of living is skyrocketing in certain places, without even considering the exorbitant costs of medical / dental care and the like. There need for money is inescapable in the modern world.

  3. Poignant story Carlie! Almost made me cry.
    We are all struggling just to keep food on the table and a roof over our heads. One straw can break the camels back. I’m at a loss as to how we’ve got here.

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