As part of remodeling my flooded Family Room, I threw out a TV, a 25" cathode ray tube beast that still worked as well as when I bought it.
No one I know wanted it.
Purple Heart wouldn't pick it up.
So I put it out on the street with the trash this morning.
I don't know if they took it, or if someone else got it.
If someone else took it, I'm happy.
That means it had use still and someone was blessed (or cursed) by it.
It means that someone found value in something I found less in.
But it meant that the value of the TV was relative.
A few years ago, it was worth a few hundred bucks to me, but not today.
Did the value of the TV go down or the value of the dollar?
We know the value of the dollar has decreased, but what holds constant value that we could measure the worth of that TV against.
Gold goes up and down relative to the dollar, to oil, to real estate, as does the dollar.
I remember hearing years ago that the value of a new Lincoln was a certain weight of gold in the 20's, and that the same amount of gold would still by a new Lincoln.
Is the new Lincoln a constant, or is gold?
What is a constant, something that will purchase or redeem the same amount of something else, year after year?
I gave it a lot of thought.
OK, I thought about it on the drive home.
I wondered what had value that hasn't changed over the years.
The answer I came up with?
The human soul.
It is still worth the Blood of Jesus.