Death and Taxes
Do we have our stuff, or does our stuff have us?
In the twelfth chapter of John, we encounter a story about the permanence of death and poverty.
Mary owns a bottle of perfume that was worth a year’s wages and Judas wants it for himself. The perfume doesn’t own Mary, but it seems to own Judas, begging the age-old question; “Do we have our stuff, or does our stuff have us?”