Bishop’s Lenten Book Study Week 1
March 1, 2017
Reflection on Chapter 1-2 of the Soul of Money by Lynne Twist
Growing up, our family did not speak often about money. When it was mentioned, it was with a phrase such as “money is tight right now” or “money doesn’t grow on trees.” We spoke about many things around the dinner table but money was not one of the topics.
As I grew and learned the power of nickels, dimes and quarters I became more interested in money. I learned a dime could buy a coke or a candy bar. When I was eight years old I cut grass for our neighbor: 50 cents a yard. Somewhere around that time the light went on in my head; if I wanted a candy bar then I had to earn it. The drive for money came from within. One could legitimately say that I was driven by money.
As you read the Soul of Money, recall your earliest memories of money. What did you hear around the dinner table or schoolyard? What was your first job and what did you do with your earnings?
Thank you for traveling the way with me during Lent. I enjoyed the Soul of Money and I hope you will, too.
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