donald trumps favorite book, the bible, pretty much lays out how i feel about money
one day Jesus was minding his own business, being rad, when someone asked him about taxes.
i forget if it was about a flat tax or progressive tax or what, but
Jesus was in the business of souls, he wasnt too concerned about how the 1% could hang on to a few more shekels while shaking down the poor
near him was a handful of coins.
he asked the questioner “who’s this?” and flipped him one of the coins.
“That’s Caesar,” the guy told Jesus.
so Jesus said, “give to Caesar what’s Caesar’s and give the Lord what’s the Lord’s.”
which is probably the greatest f u in the good book, but it’s also an excellent way to live.
so much of life on earth can be about the wrong priorities, especially when it comes to money.
and i dont know precisely how it works, but i’ve noticed that the more i share things like who i am, or my crap, or my time, or “my money”, the more others share back.
and isnt that way funner than just hoarding everything, alone, in a freaky selfish way, like a dick?
we’ve all had ups and downs financially. it doesnt matter who you are. even trump had to declare bankruptcy on some of his stuff sometimes.
but we always end up ok.
why? because money doesn’t rule us unless we let it. they keep printing more. theres always interesting ways to get it. and theres tons of fun ways to share it.
we will be ok.
the thing we should worry way way way more about is our soul.
how are we treating it? and if thats too weird of a concept, how about our hearts? what are we doing to them?
trumps favorite book says the good lord will judge us by our heart. is our heart obsessed with doe-ray-me?
or is it way more concerned about taking care of others and learning more about far more abstract things like
and the theory that the pitcher should bat eighth in the lineup so that the number nine hitter gets better pitches?
we are on this funky ass globe for a blink of an eye
fuck caesar’s stupid little coins
unless they can be shared with the angels, saints, and the poor, in fascinating ways.