June 19 – Million Dollar Dog

The London Daily Telegraph, reports that an 11 month old Tibetan mastiff male puppy sold to a millionaire in China, is the world’s most expensive dog. It sold for 1.5 million US. Kathryn Hay, who breeds and sells the large dogs says, “In China it is like the national symbol, everybody knows what the breed is and the history…dogs from the top Chinese breeders are highly prized because they are seen as more prestigious.” What a sad commentary on materialistic values- paying a million and a half dollars for one dog, to gain prestige, in a world where millions starve, are homeless, or lack medical care. Jesus’ urged us to have a different set of values. He said, “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy….but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven…for where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.” Someone has said, “Only one life, t’will soon be past, only what’s done for Christ will last.”

Pastor Alex Rockwell