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I was in another country at one time and was invited to have lunch with a man who, materially speaking, had everything this world could offer. In fact, he expressed to me how he could buy anything he wanted. He had traveled extensively in business; everything he touched seemed to turn to gold. He was leader of his social set, and yet in his own words he said, ‘I’m a miserable old man, doomed to die. If there is a hell, that’s where I’m headed.’ I looked through the beautiful old windows at the snow falling gently on the manicured lawn and thought about others, like him, who had expressed to me similar thoughts about the emptiness of life without God— I thought about the meaninglessness of life for a man who has everything to live with, but nothing to live for.

―Billy Graham

How To Be Born Again |
p. 23
Billy Graham points us back to the truth of Jesus’ words: “What does it profit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his soul?” (Mark 8:36) Our souls matter more than money and possessions, but the world doesn’t want us to believe that. It’s time to listen to Jesus again.