Just finished "The Pearl" by John Steinbeck. A very clever little book about the greed in all of us. I loved the part when the towns people are all talking about the worth of the pearl and how if they had found it they would give all the money they made from it to the poor or the church, etc.
I had to giggle at this, because in reality who has ever done that?...and to be honest I don't know anyone who would. We all would at least have thoughts of spending the money on ourselves first, it's in our nature. This short tale made me think about how our sinful nature can take over and destroy us...and how we really do need a Savior.
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