Some things gained


In The Book of Sirach, Chapter 20 Verse 8 states:

 Some misfortunes bring success,     
  some things gained are a man's loss.       

   If a man gains certain things, how can he be at a loss?


36 For what will it profit them to gain the whole world and forfeit their life?
Mark 8


A simple example might be: Losing one"s wealth may prevent one from loosing one’s soul and that would prove to be very beneficial to one’s real happiness

on the other hand: gaining much wealth may lead to a mans’ perdition, which would mean the loss of his soul and unhappiness


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