Dec 20, 2019
When children bring their girlfriends and boyfriends to family gatherings. Some things are true for all times and all places. Travel and transport is an eternal human reality. Always has been and always will be. Everywhere. They may not have had Concorde airliners, Cadillacs or canoes, but they did have camels. And that is exactly what the camel represents throughout the Hebrew Bible. Money is another timeless truth. Maybe not checks and certificates of deposit. But some form of abstract representation of wealth has always been central to the human condition. Playing the money card in family relationships. Male/female relationships is another. So is children relating to parents and parents relating to children. They may not always have had family therapists or messaging apps on their phones, but family members interacting with all the love, tension, complexity, and even occasionally hatred has always been a concern to humans everywhere. How money helps prevent interpersonal exploitation. Recognizing and respecting our deep unspoken desire for permanence.