Day 2: rust

10 03 2011

Matthew 6:19 says, “Don’t store up treasures here on earth, where they can be eaten by moths and get rusty, and where thieves break in and steal.” (New Living Translation)

Matthew 6:19.... things get rusty

This cast iron pan has rust on the outside–of course, we could treat it, so it wouldn’t rust, but then that wouldn’t make for a good photo opp. And yet that’s also part of the challenge, today, with possessions–we have so many ways of protecting them, of ensuring their longevity, of making them more important in our lives than they actually should be.

Not that this aebleskiver pan is that important in my life. Though I love this pan–and the aebleskivers Jim makes using it–it’s not one of my most prized possessions.

But I do wonder, where are my treasures? And would my actions actually match my answer?

(by the way, aebleskiver is pronounced like “ebble-skeever”. and they are Danish pancakes.)



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