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“In July, Violet and Allen Large of Lower Truro, Nova Scotia, won more than $11 million in a lottery.”

They know that money cannot buy happiness. “Violet is undergoing cancer treatments which has underscored for the couple the limits of wealth.”

Beyond just the words, the Larges live contentedly. They gave the entire $11 million away. “They gave it to a list of causes that included the local fire department, hospitals, and organizations that fight cancer, Alzheimer’s, and diabetes.”

The Larges tell us, “That money that we won was nothing,” said Allen, 75. “We have each other.”

--The Week, November 19, 2010 p. 4 Illustration by Jim L. Wilson and Rodger Russell

1 Timothy 6:7-10 (NIV) (7) For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it. (8) But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that. (9) People who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge men into ruin and destruction. (10) For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.

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