Getting Ahead: The Price Tag


By John G. Pfeifer - Religion Columnist



All of my life I have heard that you get what you pay for.

That thought was usually voiced after buying something that did not hold up to one’s expectations. So as I was growing up my conclusion was; the higher-priced item would be better than the lower-priced one even though they were the same thing. Well, we all know that is not true in every case. Sometimes the lower priced item can be just as good, or even better than the expensive one. The truth is that the quality of something is determined by the manufacturer, not the price for which it is sold.

Many people do not like the way they look or the quality of life that they are experiencing. What if we could be sent back to the manufacturer for a makeover? Could it be that we have judged our self-worth by a false sense of our value? Have we allowed others to put a price tag on us that makes us less than we really are?

These and other life questions will be addressed Sunday morning as “The Gathering Place Family” meets in the Washington High School Gymnasium at 10 a.m. for our Pre-Service Connection where we enjoy coffee, juice and donuts. Our Worship Service and Children’s Church then begin at 10:30. Come at 7 p.m. and be part of our Wednesday night Bible Study and Children’s Ministry on the third floor above Trends at 120 West Court Street.

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By John G. Pfeifer

Religion Columnist

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