Too many people nowadays lose their jobs, some even more than once, and seldom through any fault of their own. Not all of them have made provision for this and many do feel too old to dig and too ashamed to beg. Debt counsellors and financial advisors have their hands full. Is their advice always honest and for the benefit of their client or for themselves? That situation is really as old as the hills. In the gospel Jesus noted that even bad managers can make good decisions; decisions that will help not only themselves. What is money for except to assist people? But we cannot give away what doesn’t belong to us in order to buy favour as in Jesus’ parable of the dishonest steward. As children of the light we have much to learn about the proper use of goods – to benefit everyone.
“Sons of this world are wiser in their own generation than the sons of light.” From Luke 16:1-8.
Pope Francis. We have created new idols. The worship of the ancient golden calf (cf. Ex 32:1-35) has returned in a new and ruthless guise in the idolatry of money and the dictatorship of an impersonal economy lacking a truly human purpose. The thirst for power and possessions knows no limits. EG 55- 56