“No one can serve two masters. He will either hate one and love the other, or be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon."
God XOR (________)
Poverty for the purposes of this forum:
- Not the Catholic religious person who’s needs are going to be meet automatically by an organization. (Intentional Poverty, Needs are guaranteed).
- Not the man who lives frugally since he donates an impressive amount of his 120K a year. (Intentional Poverty, Needs are guaranteed).
- The employed single man who needs to think, in what order do I pay the bills, food insecure, and more. (Unintentional Poverty, Needs are not guaranteed to be meet).
Economic scarcity means every dollar becomes that much more important. (When you drop 2 $10 bills, what is your emotional reaction to this loss. For the poor man, those 2 $10’s matter more than to the rich man.
Proposal: Poverty makes one serve money, as opposed to offering immunity.
This post does not say:
- The rich man is Holy.
- Poor people are not good. Now let us pat ourselves on the back.
- Trash talking the poor.
To focus the discussion on the question at hand, do not say…
- Here is what a poor person ought to do to gain wealth.
- Here is my self made man rhetoric.
- Interrogation of the hypothetical poor person.
- The discussion of Partisan Politics.