Frugal

Albert Schweitzer

Albert Schweitzer

Medical missionary Albert Schweitzer was famously frugal. It is said that he wore the same necktie for 32 years. When a nurse told him that some professional men in the U.S. had 100 or more ties, Schweitzer reportedly replied—“100 ties and only 1 neck!”

Most Americans do tend to accumulate more possessions than we truly need. Many of us would do well to take inventory of what we have and decide to give some of it away. Frugality is a virtue worth cultivating.

“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”—Matthew 6:19-21.

 

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