Even Jesus wouldn’t come near this …

One of the multitude said to [Jesus], “Teacher, tell my brother to divide the inheritance with me.” But Jesus said to him, “Man, who made me a judge or an arbitrator over you?” He said to them, “Beware! Keep yourselves from covetousness, for a man’s life doesn’t consist of the abundance of the things which he possesses.” (Luke 12:13-15)

Life Questions …

Are you allowing your actions or decisions to be shaped by a threatened loss?

How would experiencing that loss be better than being held hostage?

High Internalization Potential (HIP) Response …

Hearing a lot lately about parents [or grandparents] threatening to withhold an inheritance from their adult children in order to insure their loyalty. This is so damaging. If you’re tempted to do this with your own kids—don’t.

If it’s being done to you, plan your life around never seeing that money. You probably won’t anyway. It’s better to keep your integrity than to sell out to anyone who would exploit your vulnerability.

Especially when …

Schmidt Happens

Go Deeper: Watch the movie, Knives Out

This week’s tier rewards include life questions from Habakkuk (on financial challenges), Proverbs 1 (on “red flags” in relationships), and an animation on Solomon’s fatal flaw.

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