There are a few things in this life that are worthy of putting everything on the line for. I know that we can think of many things that are worthy of total selling out for, but when you really think hard and come up with a list there really is only a few things that matter.
I have in the past made an argument for a house, a car, a good job, money, mountain bike. I now live in a small 3 bedroom rental, I have a job I love, but being a pastor will never make me rich (never thought it would), my mountain bike has not been ridden more than once this last year (so very sad). I own a minivan (man card revoked, even if I try to call it my swagger wagon) rather than the Toyota Tundra than I wanted. And yet I am doing fine.
I could starve tomorrow and yet these things will not be able to be taken from me. Everything could be taken from me tomorrow and this stuff will still remain.
Love: Not love of stuff, but relational love. Not self serving love, sacrificial love. Not passive love, active love. Not uninvolved love, in-your-face love.
Hope: Not temporary hope, permanent hope. Not this-decision-matters hope, my life matters hope.
Faith: Not the-chair-will-hold-me faith, There is something bigger than me faith. Not eat, drink and be merry faith; faith in the eternal.
They are not visible, yet they are more real than the house I am sitting in, the computer I am writing on, and the coffee that I am about to drink.