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"Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust consume and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust consumes and where thieves do not break in and steal." (Matthew 6:19) I believe that the simplest way for a person to enter the kingdom of Heaven would be to sell every worldly possession, donate the proceeds to worthy charity, beg for everything from meals to clothing, live a virtuous life, spread the word of God, and most importantly of all attempt to better know one's Father in Heaven. However it is not always as easy to do this as it is to state that this is what should be done.

What if no food or water was provided from those from whom I begged? What would become of my wife? my children? my family? What about all of my prior engagements: my education, debt to others, responsibility at my place of work, etc.? All of these things are a part of a big long chain of frivolous nonsense. No I'm not saying that a person's family should not be important to them, but I am saying that a person needs to have their priorities straight. God is the most important thing and should be treated as such, besides if you're worried about the family you could always take them with you. It all starts with society. Society encourages one to receive an education. To receive a "proper" education one must, according to society, have certain material possessions. After investing so much time and effort into an education who would throw it away and not invest in more possessions and start a business or such. This could go on and on for hours, the point is, one material thing leads to the desire for another. We must break this chain to do God's will.

God placed Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden to enjoy the world that God had given to them. We therefore as descendants of Adam and Eve are on Earth simply to enjoy that which God chooses to give us. If God were to take away all of our possessions and throw us out onto the streets to beg, we would wonder why he had taken away that which belonged to us. However nothing really ever belonged to us, God is simply allowing us to enjoy that which is his.

In closure if a person owns any material possessions, he or she must be willing to give them up to or share them with anyone who wishes to enjoy them. "If someone asks you for you cloak give to them also your

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