Two Kinds of Mammon Folly

There are two kinds of folly when it comes to our attitudes toward money and the poor. The first is the only one that is usually recognized — the supercilious “let them eat cake” attitude. Scripture clearly identifies this as a very basic folly. But the other is also very common, and loves to robe up in the garments of virtue. It is a more sophisticated form of folly, calling for — as history goes on — the muddle of more and more jargon. This is the attitude that gives without any comprehension of where the wherewithal to give is coming from. Money is just somehow “there,” and it is our duty to distribute it to the poor, period. And if the flow of money is ever threatened, the automatic reflex response is that hard-hearted nazis must be involved somehow.

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