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When $1.5 Billion is Not Enough To Live On

January 13th, 2016 by Elroy Byam

 

Bling bling. Cha-ching.

The largest Powerball jackpot in U.S. history has reached $1.5 billion. To say this is a lot of money would be an astronomical understatement. This is more than a lot of money.

This is a normalization termination contract.

I ____________________, with the winning Powerball ticket, hereby agree to terminate the current state of relationships with all relatives, friends, and associates. I understand that these winnings create scenarios where future relationships could (and likely will) be based on my finances and not my friendliness. I consent to forfeit all possibilities of living a stress-free life…

Speaking of life, 2000 years ago, a rich youngster had a dialogue with Jesus:

“Good teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?”

“…Sell all that you have and distribute to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me…”

Many of you know how this narrative in Luke 18 ends – the rich youngster wasn’t sheepish enough to follow the shepherd. He was too rich.

$1.5 billion dollars is not enough to live on because it can not produce life. It might prolong it when funneled into research for death warrants like cancer and AIDS, but it won’t literally add years. That magnitude of capital is dangerous for many people since many people can’t handle the capital they already have. No number of vacations, cars, shoes, or shows will fill the void in the human heart.

Looking for the joy and freedom that many believe Powerball winnings provide?

Just ask the Creator of the creator of the Powerball.

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