Workaholism is an acceptable sin in our day. We know corporate America loves greed. Things going well at work? Awesome, do 10 percent better next year. More, more, more—that is all.
But then, there’s Jesus. Jesus told a rich guy to sell all of his stuff and give it to the poor. So, what are we to do? In this post, I’ll examine the sin of greed, how it plays out as a dad and how you can eliminate it.
We wrote the full eBook 7 Deadly Sins of a Disengaged Dad eBook because there’s a lot to cover for each sin. More than we can cram into a series of blog posts. But for now, let’s look at greed.
What is greed?
Greed is the inordinate or insatiable longing for unneeded excess, especially for excess wealth, status, power or food. In case you’re reading this and don’t have loads of money, remember that greed comes for the rich and the poor. You can be poor and be greedy. It’s not the having wealth that’s the problem, it’s the motivation and consuming desire behind the wealth that’s the problem—this can be present in our hearts whether you have money or not.
How does greed show up in a dad’s life?
The disengaged dad says: “I deserve more.”
The disengaged dad is a greedy dad. There are three things the dad who struggles here gets wrong in the life of his home and family.
1. The disengaged dad puts his own needs above his wife and kids.