The Lottery industry in Malaysia turns out to be a million ringgit industry. Every week, thousands of people gather in shops that opens only twice a week, and spending millions of ringgit, in hope, to win the "Jackpot".
John Elderedge writes in his book "The Journey of Desire" that we hope for what we desire. It is apparent then what the majority of people that goes to these shops hope for: more money. And the reason why they feel that their actions are justified is because the stake is low, for each ticket cost somewhat about RM1.00 and above and the prize is millions of ringgit.
I wonder will these people be really happy if they win the Jackpot? There are already stories about the US' Powerball winners, whose overnight windfall has ended them up in poverty and bankruptcy.
Jesus made a simple statement, "What will it profit a man, if he were to gain the whole world, and yet, lose his soul?"
But the world goes on. Each of us rather look at the unattainable, hoping to acquire the very thing that might end up destroying us than looking at our own soul to realize that there's only one thing that can satisfy it.
So, for those of you who are needing a number to buy for this week, here's my lucky pick for you:
All the best! :P