Quick link: Dangerous Riches

Last month I wrote about the ways in which we talk about poverty, sometimes glibly assigning simplistic emotions to people in situations we barely comprehend. Today I’m writing at A Life Overseas about the ways in which we (I) must address our (my) addiction to wealth and consumerism.

dangerous wealth

I’m proud and I think: look how good I’m doing. I live at a lower standard than so-and-so. Or: compared to many Christians in the US, I look pretty good. As if holiness were based on how other people lived instead of being based on an absolute standard. And in the very next instant I can be self-pitying and think: I better get a good reward for this in heaven. Or: why can’t I just live in America where my standard of living would look poor?

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