Sermon Illustrations

Consecration to career

The late English property developer John Redhead worked hard all his life, and made a lot of money. Upon his death recently, he stipulated that his ashes be made into two egg timers, and be presented to his bank manager and taxman. Why? Towards the end of his life, reflecting on the goals to which he had directed his best years, he explained ā€œ One day I suddenly thought Iā€™d worked hard all my life only to hand over most of my cash to the bank and the taxman. When I kick the bucket, I may as well go on working for them.ā€