The great theologian sang, “It’s not having what you want it’s wanting what you have” (Sheryl Crow). What do we want? What things do our eyes seek? Alternatively when is enough enough? The writer of Ecclesiastes waxes poetically, “Again, I saw vanity under the sun: one person who has no other, either son or brother, yet there is no end to all his toil, and his eyes are never satisfied with riches… He who loves money will not be satisfied with money, nor he who loves wealth with his income; this also is vanity.” (Eccl. 4:7-8a & 5:10).
What does it mean to be satisfied? I remember grade school in ISD #1, Aitkin Public Schools. The lunchtime discussion was lawn mowers and it was the one area where I had a distinct advantage. Other kids, (in my memory, the jocks and the rich, whatever that means) were holding court. I held back. I had an ace. My Dad owned the Lawn and Garden dealership in Aitkin for none other than John Deere. I mowed with 212’s and 318’s, 48 and 54 inch mower decks! Boom! Discussion over, I had the lunch table eating out of my green hand. The crazy thing, I still exaggerated and said I mowed with a 60” deck, which was possible but not true.