Is commonly known that life has to be balanced. As I work hard to make a living, I find myself always checking out sneakers online stores.
And the funny part is, I know that having more than one pair of sneakers seems like stupid. But at the same time I know my time on earth is short. My work is also for my experience of living here.
It's no use accumulating wealth and living 100 years without having enjoyed the process. And I'm not talking about squandering and spending all your finances on "futility".
I talk about taking advantage of the time that is given to us to also have the smallest pleasures. I can be quite wrong about the understanding of Ecclesiastes. In fact, I see few people talking about this book. Maybe it's because of the danger of understading it wrong. "6 even if he lives a thousand years twice over but fails to enjoy his prosperity. Do not all go to the same place? 7 Everyone’s toil is for their mouth, yet their appetite is never satisfied.” – Ecclesiastes 6:6,7
But I find it comforting that the Gospel addresses these images of the man that Solomon paints: the prudent one and the irresponsible one.
And I think it's cool because he was a king, really. The man had a lot of money. But even with a lot of it, he explains why it's really worth living: for true Love. "Now all has been heard; here is the conclusion of the matter: Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the duty of all mankind." – Ecclesiastes 12:13.

By Felipe Pelaquim
Originally Published • 10/19/2020
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