I tell you, use worldly wealth to gain friends for yourselves, so that when it is gone, you will be welcomed into eternal dwellings. Luke 16:9
“Make Christ a partner with you in your earthly possessions, that He also may make you a fellow heir with Him in His heavenly kingdom.”
Cyprian of Carthage (c. 200-258) as recounted in A Dictionary of Early Christian Beliefs, ed. by David W. Bercot (Peabody: Hendrickson, 1998) 12.
As we celebrate the second feast day of Lent, take a moment to think about whom you will bless this Lent with financial resources. Bless them like you are giving to Christ Himself.
Why is this important? There are eternal implications to our handling of possessions. What we do now matters for eternity and can make a difference where God has placed us right now.
For example, let us partner with Christ like Patrick, the apostle to Ireland, did! He was just one person, but he evangelized a nation by deploying himself and his resources on mission.
Do you want Christ to treat you as a fellow heir in His kingdom? If so, partner with Christ with your earthly possessions right now. Do it while you can and expect a warm welcome in eternity.