July 17, 2022
Reflections from the Heart of Allan Redenius
A long time ago, I belonged to an investment club. Once a month, twelve of us would gather, pay dues, have the club pay for our lunch, all the while thinking we were getting a free lunch on the club.
Our adopted motto was simple. “Buy high, sell low.” At least, that’s the way it worked sometimes. In the end, I don’t know if I made any real money, what with the club buying my monthly meal, but I made friends and had a good time.
Every month, someone was designated to research a stock of their choice and come with a recommendation to buy that particular stock. Here’s the funny thing about the stock we did sometimes sell. If the investment made a profit, the person who recommended that stock always reminded the others, “That was my recommendation.” On the other hand, if a stock incurred a loss, no one stepped up to say, “That one was mine.” Funny how that works.
As of late, we’ve all watched our investments go down. It was fun riding the roller coaster up the hill. Not so much fun as we come back down. I am reminded of what Will Rogers from the 1920’s once said. “I am not so concerned about the return on my money, as I am the return of my money.” Wise words to live by.
Jesus had a lot to say about money too. Here’s what I’ve learned from Him. You’ll never lose if you invest in Jesus! You can take that to the bank!
Lay Up Your Treasures in Heaven,
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Allan Redenius is the Pastor of First Covenant Church in Fort Dodge, Iowa. This blog reflects his love for Our Lord Jesus Christ, his whimsical sense of humor and his approach to life.