(Proverbs 15:17 KJV) Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, than a stalled ox and hatred therewith.
We are so focused on wealth and financial security. I guess it is part of the human condition. Some have given up. Some have not worked too hard at it. But everyone likes good things. The question we need to ask ourselves is, “At what price?” That is one of my problems with expensive restaurants. Actually it is a problem I have with all restaurants. Even fast food joints make my wallet cry out. What does it cost to get oatmeal at your local joint? I can make you a nice bowl for about 10% of that price.
What is more important though is the atmosphere of the meal. I would rather have a bowl of instant oatmeal with a good friend than a $50 steak with a jerk. That is the point here.
So? No, this is not a call to becoming a vegetarian. It is a call to being a good friend.