Reflection on a Saying of a Desert Christian: anonymous

“A modern monk heard it said, and taught his brothers, that money is like manure. Unless it is quickly spread around, it does no good, but scorches and defiles what it covers.”

Gosh, did I guffaw when I read this one. Just look at what money is being compared to! Do love it as much as I?

St. Paul wrote in 1 Timothy 6:10 “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.”New International Version (NIV)

Have we not seen for ourselves how people have idolized money and how that love corrupts them?

If we wish to learn to love our neighbors as ourselves as God first loves us, then, yes, we need to give money away. If we have been blessed with extra, we need to be giving it to those who don’t have enough.

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