September 20, 2010 | 08:55 am

Monday – What’s Your Rate of Return?

Anyone who has money invested is concerned about their annual rate of return. If the investment is underperforming in the market, it is changed. Pretty straightforward. I’m wondering how often we think about the way we invest our lives. What is the return we hope to gain from the way we live? Unless we answer this question, it is hard to set priorities and make decisions that are consistent with our goals. But answering the question is not enough. If our lives are not reaping the returns we want, then we need to change the way we have invested them. This week’s texts, Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-15 and Luke 16:19-31, both use finances as a way for us to consider the return we seek from the way we live. As important as it is to invest our finances wisely, it is more important to invest our lives well.