I bet you have never seen this bill before!! Not only is it for $100,000 dollars, but it is a gold certificate. Today, with all the stress on passing "tests" in school, I wonder how many people would even recognize Woodrow Wilson, let alone know anything about him. Probably, most people would never get past the amount of the bill and just not care about anything else. Does our society really run on money? No, its not a trick question. The quick answer would be something like: "Yes, of course it does". However, since we went off the gold standard, the new bills are just paper and not backed by gold. That's why the government keeps on printing more and more and more of the stuff. What is really running the country is the PROMISE THAT OUR MONEY IS WORTH SOMETHING! That promise is becoming a little thin because of all the greed out there and the political trickery that has been so prevalent over the past few decades. Consider this passage from the book of Timothy; Paul writes:
1Tim 6:6-10 (WEB)
6:6 But godliness with contentment is great gain.
6:7 For we brought nothing into the world, and we certainly can’t carry anything out.
6:8 But having food and clothing, we will be content with that.
6:9 But those who are determined to be rich fall into a temptation and a snare and many foolish and harmful lusts, such as drown men in ruin and destruction.
6:10 For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some have been led astray from the faith in their greed, and have pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
It really is true that the best things in life are free. I have seen people with a lack of money and also an excess of it. Those in the excess category spend more on things they really do not need, give more to "friends" and relatives with their hands out, but are not at all content. Don't love money; pursue godliness instead. Work to provide for your real needs and not your greed's and you will be happier. In case you are wondering, Woodrow Wilson, was our president during World War I and the leader who unsuccessfully tried to organize the league of nations. Frankly, I don't care how much money he had, I just know that he led our nation through a difficult time and that is good enough for me.