Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Obsession With Wealth

At an early retreat the monks spoke of several obsessions that in essence are forms of madness. Among these obsessions are: obsession with a man or a woman, obsession with God and obsession with wealth.

Few consider that an obsession with wealth and the madness born of it also includes obsession with the wealth of others. We are seeing this largely in certain protest movements and political circles with redistribution (socialist/progressive) agendas.

Who would you perceive to be the mad one: The person who has attained prosperity through his or her labor and/or Grace or the one who is there demanding some of that wealth while chattering about fairness and greed?

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