“For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in: Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me. . . . And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me (Matthew 25:35-36,40,KJV).
In trading, we are conditioned to want the money. However, there are parts of our personality that don’t view trading in such a one-dimensional way. They are symbolized by the stranger imprisoned deep within us—naked and sick. We don’t heed the stranger’s call—the stranger’s viewpoint. That stranger may be Christ Himself . . . in disguise.
“There is a stranger in us—a naked, needy, hungry portion of ourselves, a lost brother or sister of our own soul—to be reclaimed by being accepted consciously and allowed expression in life. In so doing, we bring Christ into our lives. Christ himself is in that lost part of our souls. . . .” (The Kingdom Within: The Inner Meaning of Jesus’ Sayings by John A. Sanford, p.145).
So by trading can we become reunited with Christ? Most definitely. But in doing most things from a spiritual perspective we will discover Christ as our partner and guide. What about the small voices calling out to us from within? We need to feed them by listening attentively to them. The hidden wisdom in the voices may transform our trading and better yet . . . our lives.