> We are now moving forward. My next question is WHY does money destroy
How about a step backward first? People may well not defend others
because they could be endangered themselves.
Inequities could be perceived in the context of business and yet,
because the inequities are not within one's sphere of control, there
is the thought "what could be done?" Create a store of opposition
against oneself? Here we may get closer to the question of money and
justice. Why not create opposition for oneself? One possibility is
because of wanting to get where opposition would not allow access.
Of course, "keeping the peace" is not necessarily wrong. However, in
cases of injustice or unfairness, keeping the peace might mean
letting the disturbance go unchallenged. Access might be wanted to
money or power and money or maybe to the untested impression that
"more money will be coming my way" whether or not it were actually so
in an increasing amount.
In regard to that last statement, let me share how it came to mind.
Watching a T.V. commercial today, Isaiah 60:5 came to mind, though
not by reference.
Then thou shalt see, and flow together,
and thine heart shall fear, and be enlarged;
because the abundance of the sea shall be converted unto thee,
the forces of the Gentiles shall come unto thee.
Other versions substitute "the wealth of nations" for the forces of
the Gentiles. I thought how verses like that inspire me and realized
that there was no thought "I'm going to get all the money" or even
necessarily anything. It's an imagination - in the state of
imagination - of such likelihood that it lifts the spirit.
I've wondered how the phrase "the love of money is the root of all
evil" could be true because how in every consideration could money be
involved? Maybe the phrase isn't meant that way and maybe the actual
expectation of real money need not be involved.
That may seem like a lot of preaching for such a point, yet that's
how it arrived :)
Have a nice day
John Paul Fullerton
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