Fr. Jerry J. Pokorsky: Having a Humble View of Money in a World Full of Greed

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Money as a false god is nothing new. Judas was a thief, and the chief priests knew how to manipulate greed. Let’s consider a few contemporary ways we make money a god.

By Father Jerry J. Pokorsky The Dispatch, Catholic World Report, September 19, 2022

Father Jerry J. Pokorsky is a priest of the Diocese of Arlington. …

The teaching “You cannot serve God and mammon” (Mt. 6:24) encourages us to take a humble view of money. Money is not equal to God, nor should we worship it. However, we must not lose sight of the noble purpose of money. We can use our money to give glory to God.

Judas was in charge of the treasury of Jesus and the Apostles, and — minus his greed — his duties were noble. He managed the Lord’s cash box. Others provided financial support for Jesus and the Apostles. His entourage included Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Susanna “and many others, who provided for them out of their means.” (Lk. 8:1-4) …

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