God and Mammon
August 6, 2017
In a world where every news bulletin tells me what is happening on the world markets;
At a stage of life when I watch the value of my share portfolio to see if it will pay off my house before I retire;
in a world in which every government decision is scrutinised and debated according to how it might effect the economy;
in a world in which we are told of the frightening possibility that an environmentally sustainable future will mean a decline in our standard of living;
the teaching of Jesus that it is harder for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the kingdom of God is best ignored. And the church in the west has done that quite successfully.