I heard a man say today that you can either make money or make a difference. That's a little simplistic, but true nonetheless. I have known how seductive making money can be and when I had so much money that I could have made a huge difference, I didn't--I just spent it all on myself. There are some who believe that the more money they make, the bigger difference they can make, but there is a huge risk involved in that belief because only one in a hundred or a thousand actually spend their money that way. The famous Dallas Cowboy running back Emmit Smith lived on 15% of his income and gave the rest away to charity, but there are so very few like him. There are housewives and bus drivers who give two or three nights a week to care for others--they make a difference. There are those who only give an hour a week--but they make a difference. The real question is, "do you want to make a difference?" Do you want this world to be a better place because you were a part of it? Do you want to be remembered because you were important--or significant? There is no question about what Christ wants for you, is there? Check out what he says about making money and what he says about making a difference. He doesn't ask for huge things, just little things that truly make a difference, like giving one child one cup of water. He asks that you learn to love and forgive and nothing makes a bigger difference than those two. When I lived in the U.S., I used to ask the clerk at the drive-thru window at McDonald's how much the bill was for the car behind me. If it wasn't much, or something I could easily afford, I paid the bill and told the clerk to tell the customer their meal was a gift from God. Didn't do it as often as I should have, and I never did know if it made a difference to those receiving the free meal, but it made a difference to me--and that's the lesson here. Do things that make a difference to others that also make a difference to you. I didn't read the words, "Well done, my good and wealthy servant" in the Bible, but I did read, "Well done, my good and faithful servant."