A person devoted to Mammon will always be consumed with worry and anxiety that come from the fear of losing the things that give false meaning to his life. In Christchurch, our experiences of the earthquake, and more recently the fire on the port hills, remind us again that ‘things’ can be replaced, but life is precious. Yet, life is only truly precious if it has a higher calling – an eternal calling. God is the source of all life and goodness, and only with knowing what God has called us to aspire for, do our lives find meaning and purpose. Otherwise….. life is just a series of worries and anxieties until death sets us free!