Monday, September 23, 2013


1 Timothy 6:10
     The love of money is the root of all evil. Some men in their passion for it have strayed from the faith, and have come to grief amid great pain.

On September 20, 2013 (Friday), Pope Francis' homily during the morning mass at Santa Marta was centered on 1 Timothy 6:10 which is about "the love of money."

He warned the faithful that greed can corrupt our hearts and weaken our faith, and that money sickens our minds, poisons our thoughts, and even poisons our faith. He added that if we are not careful, wealth can quickly lead to vanity, self-importance and the sin of pride. When we worship money, we are sinning against the first Commandment and making money our idol in the place of God.

This is so true. Let me add, that money can also destroy families. I have known many rich families here in my hometown who own businesses but is now divided because of internal conflicts, and the source of their family feud is none other than "money". The family members even sue each other in different courts, children against parents, brother against brother, all because of money. 

Here in the Philippines, while so many poor families, the poorest of the poor almost have nothing to eat, some of our politicians and government officials have involved themselves in scams just to multiply their wealth without any regard to those who are dying of hunger. 

I don't understand why these greedy politicians and government officials love money so much, when they cannot bring their money to their graves. Yes, money can buy everything, but NOT God.

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