I now know what’s in my wallet

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Rev. Walter Klockers

For me, the advertising team that represents the Capitol One Credit Card hit a home run.

I love the catch phrase that they use in their commercials: “What’s in your wallet?”

It begs me to actually look at what I have in my billfold. They want me to seriously consider replacing my current plastic with their card.

Actually, I am satisfied with those that I have, and do not feel the need to change.

Still, that little jingle actually did motivate me to do some gleaning; yesterday I pulled out my wallet and rediscovered a lot of stuff I had in there.

I found a Safeway coupon for Lucerne Butter. Reading the small print, it had expired on June 27, 2017.

Weeks ago, when I was in the checkout line, the woman directly in front gifted me with it. I don’t know why. I guess I just had that “I could use some butter look.” (Little did she know I’m lactose intolerant.) I appreciated her kindness, told her “thank you, and placed it in my wallet. Yesterday, I had to throw it away. It was no longer good.

My fishing license was also in my wallet. It expired on the last day of March. I cast that out as well. It too was no longer good.

Turns out, I had quite a few things in there that expired. I tossed them all.

What remains are important and up to date items, like my driver’s license, credit and membership cards.

I’m one of those people who rarely carry cash — unless I’m going to get my hair clipped at the Broadway Barber Shop or attend our local Kiwanis meeting and wish to give some “happy bucks.”

So, what’s in my wallet? Well, right now, up to date, good and important things.

In my lifetime, I’ve gone through several Bibles. So, what’s in my Bible?

It is well marked with lots of ink and a rainbow of bright highlighter colors. Some folks would never dream of doing such a thing. I would have it no other way.

I view this as an advantage when I read again these chapters and verses.

True, I may view them differently because my life situation may have changed. However, the promises of the Gospel never go out of date.

That is what’s in my Bible. What’s in yours?

Walter is pastor of Immanuel Lutheran Church and has served as parish pastor for more than 25 years.

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