Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Our favorite idol

Dan Edelen shares some scathing observations not only on money and society, but money and church. Here's a sample:
We equate our jobs with money, so we let our jobs define us. “So what do you do for a living?” is usually the second question we ask someone after “What is your name, please?” A person’s answer usually tells us all we need to know about his or her salary. And from that we decide whether this is a person with whom we can be friends or who can benefit us as we claw our way to the top.

Heaven knows we need the right people in our churches. We make the business owner an elder and relegate the convenience store cashier to dumping out the Sunday nursery diapers.

And it’s all about money.


Blogger dle said...

Yeah, that guy at Cerulean Sanctum is sure a scold.

Oh, wait a second...


In all seriousness, we Christians need to keep beseeching the Lord to cut our strings to this world. And money is a veritable carbon fiber cable an inch think on most of us. Truly "cheerful" givers are rarer and rarer, especially when the giving eats into traditional expenditures. I know I am working carefully to carry less of that wealth burden and learn to live with less.

8:02 PM, October 20, 2009  
Blogger Milton Stanley said...

Thanks for your comments and for your post, Dan.

7:58 AM, October 21, 2009  

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