21 Jesus told him, “If you want to be perfect, go and sell all your possessions and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.”
22 But when the young man heard this, he went away sad, for he had many possessions.
I get it now. That whole cost-more-up-front-but-it’ll-save-money-in-the-long-run speech.
Here I am thinking that the reason is my AC/heat pump is super efficient, therefore conserving electricity and saving on my utility bill…
What they meant, what was lost in translation between the HVAC specialist and little ol’ me: It’ll tear up over an extra long holiday weekend forcing you to burn wood in the fireplace for at least 4 days, therefore conserving electricity and saving on your utility bill.
Of course I didn’t have much firewood on hand, so I spent most of my “holiday” cutting and splitting firewood.
Check at his If-Jesus-had-a-Blog posts here and here. The “comments” are hilarious, frightening and sad all at the same time.
[**WARNING** – Unless you’re a little twisted and cynical like me or just don’t like a dose of the truth, you may want to pretend you never even read this. This message will self destruct in five seconds!]
You know the type. They know exactly what they want out of life, how they’re going to get it and how long it’ll take to do it all. They’re on a mission. They have a PURPOSE.
I’ve never really been that guy. Take it as it comes, go with the flow is more my style. But I’ve alway been a little envious of those driven types. To know one’s purpose in life and how to obtain it always seemed to be just beyond my grasp.
I’ve found my purpose in life…the reason for my existence.
***TO CHANGE LIGHT BULBS!!!!***
With 85+ light bulbs (yes, I counted) in our house, on average, I change 1 bulb every 4 days.
“Dad, the light in my closet is out.”
“Dad, the light in my bathroom is out.”
“Clint, my virile stud of a man (she doesn’t actually say this, but I can tell by her tone that she’s thinking it), the laundry room needs a light bulb.”
Tonight I changed 2. As Wife was getting ready for bed, another one, over her sink, quit on me. The traitor!! This is an endless task.
I wonder how long candles last? Hmm, I’ll have to check into that.