*taken from wikimedia- just a visual to what i saw*we arrrived at his "close to granbury lake" property. pitch black outside. using his htc phone flashlight and the car headlights, chase, his mom, dad, and i walked into the house wondering what we'd walk into. nothing creepier than cob webs. thank goodness. as we continued to walk through the property, i imagined myself living there and how different life would be in these kind of conditions. (did i mention it was on a travel trailor lot?)
on the way home, i intended to discuss sociology with chase...whom "clept" out of it in college. so the conversation didn't get very far, but all i kept rehearsing in my head was a video from my sociology class at UTA that talked about the differences between socioeconomic classes in the US. the video changed my perspective for a bit on how i view others, their status', morals, family life, and beliefs. but that "bit of time" should have lasted a little longer. i saw a glimpse of it again last night, as we drove through so many low income homes, lots, and trailors and saw the people living in them. i was challenged. i am still being challenged. God reminded me again of how blessed i am and the things that have been given to me. nothing's my own. it's all His. i thanked the Lord for showing me his view on life last evening as we rode away in a comfortable, working car to go eat out at a restaurant. things that not all people get to do. whether any of us have any monetary things that make us seem "rich" on earth, i am here to say, we aren't. the only wealth we have is in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. no matter what we strive for in life- a family, a good job, a nice place to live, retirement, etc, we must never forget that we have a greater wealth than any of those things.