Saturday, January 12, 2008
Concern for the Wealthy
In reference to Saving Wretches Like You and Me (See Part I & II, Monday, January 7 -Tuesday January 8, 2008) M.R. expresses his concern for the wealthy and encourages compassion for them as well as the poor... "I know already that the poor will inherit the earth and that many of them, while lacking faith in men, keep their faith in God. But often times, there are also the rich who lack in spirit. Christ says it is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of heaven. Yes, I think that may have to do with the pressures of the material world and what wealth brings to the rich person in the form of responsibility. There is a great need to minister also to the rich. Of course, my feeling is that, by ministering to the rich (spiritually), we can meet the material needs of the poor."