In 1923, one of the world's most successful financiers met at Chicago's Edgewater Beach Hotel. Financially, they literally 'held the world by the tail'.
Anything that money could buy was within their grasp; they were
Look at their names and the positions they held:
CHARLES SCHWAB was President of the largest steel company.
SAMUEL INSULL was President of the largest electric utility company.
HOWARD HOPSON was President of the largest gas company.
ARTHUR CUTTEN was the great what speculator.
RICHARD WHITNEY was President of the New York Stock Exchange.
ALBERT FALL was Secretary of Interior in President Harding's Cabinet.
LEON FRASER was President of the Bank of International Settlements.
JESSE LIVERMORE was the greatest 'bear' on Wall Street.
IVAR KRUGER was head of the world's largest monopoly.
We must admit, that here were gathered a group of the world's most successful men of the time:
Men who had found the secret of making Money.
Now let us see where these very men were 25 years later in 1948:
CHARLES SCHWAB lived on borrowed money for five years and died bankrupt.
SAMUEL INSULL dies a fugitive from justice and penniless in a foreign land.
HOWARD HOPSON turned insane.
ARTHUR CUTTEN died insolvent abroad.
RICHARD WHITNEY was just released from the Sing Sing Penitentiary.
ALBERT FALL was pardoned from prison so he could die at home - broke.
LEON FRASER committed suicide.
JESSE LIVERMORE committed suicide.
IVAR KRUGER committed suicide.
What happened in 25 years?
They were brilliant in their respective field.
They mastered the art of making money and the art of enjoying material life, but never learned HOW TO LIVE!
A vast amount of their talent and potential went down the drain!
Their lives were out of BALANCE!
Do we know how to live a balanced life?
Do we know the PURPOSE and then place the foundation of our lives on VALUES based MEANS which last, bound to make life worth living and help achieve the purpose.
All this give a meaning to life to live or otherwise we are just spending time here.
We are always getting ready to live, but never living.
We never live and are always in the expectation of living.
Unless we decide to get into things, values and means that really matter we are bound to turn into people who really do not matter.
The great use of life is to spend it for something to give it a big meaning that will outlast it.
The price of this all important something is the amount of life we exchange for it.
What we are exchanging our lives for and how many of us are really aware of this?
No one ever finds life worth living - one has to make it worth living ..
And one can’t do it on his\her own.. To make it worth one has to seek the One who has given the Worth (Source of Life).. and the only One who is Worthy of Worth...
Jesus only can give you the Meaning and Purpose of Life... and hence prove it’s worth....